Call: Enrique Veiga, making water in the desert

Enrique Veiga is a Galician entrepreneur who has had an impressive idea. He has invented a machine that is capable of making water in the desert. He tells us how it works, often monster.

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It is able to draw water from stones. The saying, almost on its face, could be the perfect slogan for a company of Seville has created a system to directly create water anywhere. How? With a generator drinking water by condensing water vapor and the support of a refrigeration system. The machine captures the water dissolved in the atmosphere, however limited it is, and can operate in extreme climates, the power consumption is similar to a washing machine. In fact, the Government of Namibia, Africa, has commissioned thousands of units simply create water in the Kalahari Desert.

"We have the water they ask us", "we are the only ones in the world to produce water in desert areas," says Enrique Veiga a Galician frigorista who lives in Seville, inventor of the 'Aquaer System'. The prototype is capable of producing 3,000 liters of drinking water per day. His son Juan, manager of the company, says that Namibians politicians wanted to make a big order but Aquaer is currently sizing the project, identifying in situ the needs of specific water and, within a year, send the first units.

Sevilla engineers create water in the desert

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"Our mission at first was to investigate how we can rescue the humidity to transform it into water and see what we have created." Enrique Veiga is the inventor of this project, a generator that can supply potable water to small villages in the middle of as extreme as desert climates. ¿Invention of the century? Juan Veiga, son of the inventor and manager of the Seville company reports that "with 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. However already they have closed projects in towns of Namibia and future customers in Latin America and countries like Oman and Algeria.
Enrique came to Seville to work as an engineer in a company with industrial cooling techniques during the 80 Without thinking the degree of magnitude of his invention, founded his own company under the name of Aquaer, water and air in Greek, based in the Viso del Alcor (Sevilla). "After several years of study, my father managed to patent in 96 this generator through the INTA (Institute of Aerospace Technology) in the toughest weather conditions."