Tap the Air With an Atmospheric Water Generator!

by , 07/20/09

sustainable design, green design, water, dewpointe, atmospheric water generator, Atmospheric Water Systems

Atmospheric Water Systems of San Luis Obispo has released their Dewpointe® Atmospheric Generator, a device that taps humidity in the air to provide a steady source of clean drinking water. The unit is about the same size as a standard water cooler (44.5″ tall), has on-demand hot water, is CE and WQA certified, runs quietly, and is capable of producing enough drinking water for an entire household even in desert climates (maybe)!

For about $1595.00 any home or office can have access to the 3.1 quadrillion gallons (a fair amount) of water in the atmosphere. The device first filters the air and then the water is filtered again before leaving the spigot and entering your cup. Because the source is the air, the many heavy metals, pesticides, toxics, pharmaceuticals and microorganisms that are rife in our reservoirs and even in bottled water are a suddenly a non-issue.

In optimum conditions (70º F and 50% humidity) the Dewpointe® will easily pump out the maximum 8.4 gallons a day.  In other conditions production may drop off.

Hook one of these badboys up to some solar panels and viola, you’ve got an instant well. A lot of the products we review on Inhabitat are still in the testing or development phases, but they still get us excited. When something really innovative and special comes along and it is ready to buy, we get stoked! The units have hit the streets and are already hosting water cooler conversations in offices around the world.

+ Atmospheric Water Systems

+ Dewpointe Spec Sheet

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  1. Eric Z July 23, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Thank you for the post.
    This is not the first or only water collector of its type.
    Check out http://www.ecoloblue.com/.

  2. jakeradovich July 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    This technology is simple but very, very smart. With the scary shortage of water in our near future and this might just be the answer. Soon enough there will be a monopoly on our water supplies, raping us of our hard earned money for one of life’s most basic necessities. Technology that makes free water would be great insurance.

  3. Kenneth July 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Willie Nelson Already did this in Texas, no joke: http://www.willienelsonswaterfromair.com/

  4. alexjameslowe July 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Awesome idea! The recent cover-up at North Caroline’s Camp Lejeune ( here ) illustrate that safety of drinking water continues to be a problem.

    This kind of system produces the water at the point where it will be used, eliminating tons of the overhead in transportation as well as drastically reducing the exposure to contaminants. It’s not a simple dehumidifier, and hopefully the cost can come down.

  5. joncswift July 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I am not sure why you are promoting a $2000 de-humidifier.

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