KOLKATA: City-based Trishan Exports Pvt. Ltd’s unit Akvo is planning to set up a manufacturing unit in Howrah district for generators capable of producing potable water for households directly from the atmosphere.
“We are planning to set up a manufacturing line in Howrah for household atmospheric water generators (AWGs). The capacity of the household model will be about 40 litres a day. Total outlay would be around Rs 40 crore,” said Navkaran Singh Bagga, director, Akvo.
The company said the 40-litre model is likely to be priced between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 per unit.
“We are already working on this project and hope to commence production from January-February 2018 near our existing plant meant for industrial size AWGs,” he said.
Currently, the company is producing industrial size AWGs with capacity ranging from 1,000 litres a day to 5,000 litres a day at the Howrah plant.
With the union government already planning adequate measures to address the depleting groundwater crisis and unavailability of clean drinking water, a product like Akvo AWGs are ideal for industrial demand, homes, public and private institutions, defence and a perfect model for natural disasters to aid human need and prevent contamination. The most abundant source of fresh water is the earth’s atmosphere.
Akvo AWG replicates the natural process of condensation by simulating the dew point, which allows it to make water continuously using plug and play method. Akvo AWG machines can generate water entirely depending on the level of humidity and atmospheric temperature which is ideal in Indian conditions for AWG machines to function to its optimum level.
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