The concept of an air to water generator has been around for thousands of years, tracing back as early as the ancient Incas. Despite its storied use, the process could never be properly commercialized and introduced on a global scale. The most recent iteration of the air to water generator, called an atmospheric water generator (AWG), was released more than 20 years ago. While slight improvements were made to its mechanics since its introduction, there is a long way to go. This is not to say that the AWG is not fit for purpose, but it will never provide the water quantity as advertised but more like 50% reduced efficiency when factoring in the variable conditions of ambient temperature and humidity.
Xpitrade is currently collaborating with a US group that is actively working on developing and improving atmospheric water generators (AWGs) to address the main challenges of scalability and reliability. The aim is to revolutionize the way the world obtains potable drinking water.
Along with our EPIC water management solutions, Xpitrade continues to offer AWGs for remote and greenhouse farming. Although the AWG’s efficiency may only be 50-60% at most, when combined with the EPIC subsurface irrigation system, it still provides enough water and reduces water usage by 60% compared to drip irrigation. This allows farmers to grow more crops despite the limitations of the efficiency.