A new device which bases its operation on simple condensation to collect water from the atmosphere promises us up to 40 liters of drinking water per day, without the need for a power source external to the device.

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A device to provide access to drinking water to people who live in regions of the world where, due to the climate or lack of infrastructure, access to drinking water is a serious problem.

WaterSeer is powered by energy generated by an integrated wind turbine.

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The device is anchored two meters into the ground. The upper part is terminated by a vertical turbine, which turns the blades of the indoor fan to introduce air into the underground chamber. The underground chamber is cooled by the surrounding earth, it condenses the water in the reservoir to create an artificial well, from which people can draw drinking water throughout the day.

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The low-cost device was developed by VICI Laboratories, in collaboration with the University of Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, as a possible solution for the 2.3 million people on the planet who do not have access regular drinking water. A single water device can collect up to 40 liters of clean water every day. The nonprofit will donate a machine each time a private sale takes place.

They launched a Indiegogo campaign to raise $ 77,000 to build their water harvesting devices around the world. The device has already been tested with a prototype.

More information: waterseer.org