This New Wind Turbine Produces Clean Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air

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Photo: YouTube/Janin Thibault

French engineering firm Eole Water has developed a wind turbine that can produce 1,000 litres of clean drinking water every day by filtering and collecting moisture out of the air.Seeing how the U.S. expects upcoming wars to revolve around water, the WMS1000 wind turbine could be a huge benefit to the 885 million people that do not have access to clean water in regions in Africa, South America, India and Indonesia.

The turbines are designed to maximise water production and energy independence while reducing maintenance and environmental impact

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Air flows through the nose of the turbine and is directed to a cooling compressor

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The humidity is extracted from the air, condensed and collected

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The idea was first conceived by a man who collected water from his air conditioner

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Forced by gravity, the water then travels down stainless steel pipes into a storage tank

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After some some filtering and purification, the water is ready to use for drinking, washing and cultivating

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Eole Water director of marketing Janin Thibault says the technology could allow rural areas to have a self-sufficient water supply

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One wind turbine could provide water for a village of 2,000 to 3,000 people every day over the course of its 20-year life expectancy

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Eole Water currently has a prototype in Dubai that has been producing 62 litres of water an hour

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The company plans to start selling the turbines later this year at a cost between $660,000 and $790,000

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