A billboard in Lima, Peru, created by ad agency Mayo DraftCFB in collaboration with the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), captures the air's humidity and turns it into potable water for Lima residents. Lima is referred to as a "desert megacity" where many residents cope with inadequate access to clean drinking water. The agency and university formed a team to produce what they refer to as the first billboard that produces drinking-water out of air.
Generators inside the billboard process the air and filter it into water, stored and drawn by residents at the bottom of the billboard. The system has an air filter, a condenser and a carbon filter. The system is designed to generate 96 liters of water per day for the local community. A video showing the project presents more of the details. "Each generator captures the air humidity," said a team member, "and from there it goes through a reverse osmosis system; each tank stores about 20 liters." Five generators' purified water is gathered into one tank.
Originally posted by AwakeWeAre
That is pretty cool. It's not a question of can it be done, it's really always been a question of who is going to foot the bill.
Originally posted by Theflyingweldsman
reply to post by TXRabbit
Actually, they tried free water already, It didn't work.
This, to me seems such a logical evolution of the Plastic sheet,
pinned with stones to collect condensation water in the desert.
If they are going to advertise anyway,
Why don't they do this all over the world?