Invent machine that can generate water even in the wilderness

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It is estimated that worldwide 750 million people without access to drinking water live. Enrique Veiga, a Galician frigorista who lives in Seville, has created a machine that can condense moisture from the air and produce up to 3,000 liters of water per day. This machine can operate even in areas where humidity is low, as in the desert. The company responsible for the manufacture of the machine, has been commissioned to produce 1,500 units for the government of Namibia, a country suffering from water shortages.

The machine achieves extract water from the environment in areas with temperature 30ºC and a relative humidity of 17%. The inventor of the machine indicates that the limit of its creation is to deal with environments with temperature 45 ° C and 8% relative humidity.

Juan Veiga, representative of Aquaer Generators, company in charge of the manufacture of the machine indicates that in the first phase the company will send to Namibia 500 machines.

The miracle of producing water in the desert

A Spanish company has developed a machine capable of generating water in extreme conditions. Generators Aquaer registered the patent in 2005 and, ten years later, demand has completely overwhelmed them.

Enrique Veiga is already retired but takes a lifetime dedicated to the refrigeration sector. Although it is Galician, he lives in Seville for 50 years and a drought had an idea: create a machine that, by condensation, water could give his people like a fountain. More as entertainment than as a business project, Veiga was improving his machine over the years to become what it is today Aquaer Generators: "There are other devices in the world that are capable of condensation water but in optimal conditions of 60% or 80% relative humidity. We do it in extreme conditions such as temperature 50 Cº and humidity 8% are proud" Veiga said.

Andalusian engineers manage to create water in the desert

Although the headline of this article seems to be removed from websites the type World Today, reality is what it is, and it turns out that a team of engineers has created Andalusians water in the desert.

The company team Aquaer, based in Sevilla (where else?), Headed by Enrique Veiga has brought to fruition a project to create a generator of potable water that can cater to small villages in the midst of such extreme climates as the desert.

Juan Veiga, son of the inventor and manager of the Seville company reports that "drinking water created can be stored in tanks for people to have their own supply." The invention has already had his first experiences, though not "thanks to government support," said Juan.

A machine producing thousands of liters of life

ENTREPRENEURS

Aquaer Generator, created by a Galician frigorista, is able to generate water from the air even in the most remote and arid areas of the planet

Water is a basic element for the proliferation of life, but the expected increase in world population and the dwindling reserves portend a difficult future to H2O. Today, more than 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, according to UNICEF figures. Hence the social need that tries to mitigate Aquaer Generator.

The machine, created by Enrique Veiga, Galician refrigeration engineer now retired and living in the Seville town of Viso of Alcor, is capable of generating drinking water from air. The generator uses the absolute humidity of air condensing with the support of a refrigeration system using heat exchangers.

PRODUCTION

5,000 liters of water.
They can produce generators Seville daily business.

"We produce generators that produce from 50 to 5,000 liters of water per day. From there we can install several modules to eventually produce the desired water. The Aquaer generator consists of a refrigeration circuit cooling an air flow taken from outside to condense much of the moisture content, generating water. Then it will be a matter of moving more or less air to get the amount of water we want, "explains Juan Veiga, manager Aquaer Generators.

The machine does not need to have a source of water nearby, since it is able to obtain the 'liquid life' even in the driest desert. The prototype was tested and certified by the Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in the harshest weather conditions, without environmental impact.

"The special feature of our invention is that it does not need water from other sources, since the gain from the humidity, so the Aquaer system enables work in desert climates". The water obtained is perfectly record for consumption, gathering all physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics demanded by the food code.

The great drought in Seville between 1992 and 1995 was the origin of the idea
The idea began with the great drought in Seville between 1992 and 1995. Enrique Veiga, with more than 50 years of experience in the field of industrial refrigeration and watching the condensation on cold storage, he decided to design a system that exploited all that condensation. So, he got an economically viable system that worked under all circumstances. "The product is self-produced and performed in the company Altecfrío (Viso of Alcor), dedicated to industrial cold," says the manager.

Currently most buyers are individuals with supply problems. In Spain there is much interest in the Levantine area, Mallorca and the Canary Islands. Big companies all over the world, especially in South America and the southern United States have acquired machines. In addition, there is great interest among NGOs and government agencies.

The generators have many applications and their next goal is to identify potential maximum to exploit its virtues. "In the short term we will try to improve the system of mass production, reduce costs and increase performance," adds Veiga.

Social function

The generators do not have any environmental impact and are intended to act in extreme situations such as refugee camps or natural disasters, which is essential to obtain free water pollution.

They can cover the supply of military campaigns and small domestic consumption. "The idea was born as a social function to provide drinking water to all persons who have no access to it." The Seville company is in contact with the government of Namibia, a country ravaged by drought, especially in the area of ​​the Kalahari Desert.

UN target

The "Namwater" project aims to supply potable water to the area. The country has commissioned a feasibility study and needs in order to deploy 500 units Aquaer. Generators try to fulfill one of the main goals of the UN, that 100% of the world population has access to a source of drinking water. Aquaer is a fully national invention devised by Enrique Veiga through investment in R + D + i, one of the leaders of the Seville company.

"Almost 100% of our time is invested in R + D + i. Don Enrique despite being retired does not stop working on how to improve water generator, look for new applications such as greenhouses in the desert. We are also developing a desalination working with thermal energy, and many more things that will be telling, "Veiga said.

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Making water in the desert

A Spanish engineer installed in Namibia generator that will supply drinking water to a population ravaged by extreme drought.

African tradition says that rain is a sign of blessing, especially when a big event is expected. It rained copiously on the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, during the inauguration of the new president, Hage Geingob, who vowed before thousands of his followers to confront the remaining challenges, including the serious problem of shortage water in a country gripped by drought and deserts of Namib and the Kalahari.

Since then, he is waiting with open arms the arrival of Aquaer generator, the first machine to produce water in extreme conditions, with percentages of humidity not less than 10% and temperatures above 40 Cº.