As we try to envision a future for mankind on Mars, there is an urgent need to make our planet once again inhabitable for millions. For starters, everyone, regardless of where they live or how little they make, should have that most basic of human necessities — clean water.
There are 785 million people who do not get drinking water. And about half a million people die of diarrhoea caused by contaminated drinking water every year, according to the World Health Organization. By 2030, 700 million people could be displaced because of intense water shortage, according to the UN.
The water problems of different regions call for a variety of solutions, and among the most talked-about innovations is making water out of thin air, literally.
At Akvo, our endeavour is to tackle the water issues experienced worldwide by providing environmentally sustainable solutions that minimize the use of groundwater and develop innovative cost efficient technology to provide clean and safe water for all.
Akvo® is clean tech company and a leader in the design and manufacture of a large range of atmospheric water generators (AWG) to provide a solution to global water needs. Our Atmospheric Water Generators are ideal for areas that are affected by water scarcity or water contamination as they require no water source to produce healthy, purified drinking water from the atmosphere.
With only 60% of the world’s water ready for consumption by 2030, Akvo, was born out of the idea to provide a solution to curb and tackle the global water scarcity by providing a cost effective machine that uses the least amount of power to generate the most amount of water – with zero environmental impact.
Air-to-water technology is the process of converting water vapor in the air (humidity) to water. Akvo atmospheric water generators replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew point, which allows it to make water continuously, even in low humidity conditions.
What is unique about this technology?
The atmosphere contains 37.5 Million Billion Gallons of water. This is part of the hydrological cycles which maintains air and water vapour making this a virtually unlimited source of water. The most abundant source of fresh water is the Earth’s atmosphere. When atmospheric humidity condenses, it falls as rain. Akvo® replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew point, which allows it to make water continuously, even in low humidity conditions. Our unique technology uses optimised dehumidification techniques to extract and condense moisture in the air to produce healthy, purified drinking water.
With an unlimited source of fresh water in the atmosphere and coupled with our technology to harness it, Akvo truly is the future of water with massive potential to create unlimited drinking water.