Engineers from the Kumulu team in Tunisia have developed a device that mimics the process of condensation by converting moist air into drinking water.
The authors of the project said that Kumulus 1 is solar-powered and can produce from 10 to 50 liters of clean drinking water per day, depending on the air’s humidity level.
Currently, three such devices are installed in Tunisia and Paris, where they are undergoing practical tests.
This development will allow people to get water literally from the air, providing moisture even in arid areas. Thus, those who experience water difficulties can generate it literally everywhere.
Kumulus 1 is a fully autonomous unit that is easy to transport and operate. By the way, such a device is not new in the world. Analogs were developed by the Source team, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, as well as MIT scientists.
Earlier, MIT physicists also discovered a way of how to boil water almost 4 times faster.