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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
My name is Taun Richards. In the field of Lepidoptry, I am known as the Butterfly Whisperer. My water generators are my personal contribution to making the world a better place. Allow me to explain how they work.
The air we breathe behaves like a sponge; the warmer the air temperature, the more water the sponge can hold. The colder the air temperature, the less water the sponge can hold. To wring out the sponge, I have to subject warm air, to a cold environment.
The by product of a temperature exchange, is water, in the form of condensation. An atmospheric water generator is a machine that is dedicated to extracting water moisture from the air.
My water generator leverages the natural principles of radiation, conduction, and convection, to extract water from the air, using the least amount of energy possible. The entire system runs on 12 volt D.C.
It's like having a tap
that never stops running
THE PELTIER EFFECT
When a voltage is applied across joined conductors, and heat is removed at one junction, a cooling effect occurs. This is known as the Peltier effect. By leveraging the Peltier effect, it is possible to produce extremely low temperatures, down to -60C, using only 12 volts of D.C. current.
A solid state refrigeration system has no moving parts. This makes the generators ultra reliable and easy to maintain. The modules produce a rapid cooling effect the moment current is applied and the temperature of the module can be easily managed by a thermostatic controller..
A Peltier cooling module, is a solid-state active heat pump which transfers heat from one side of the device to the other, depending on the direction of the current. Reliability and energy efficiency are the key components of solid state refrigeration.
The thermoelectric cooler assembly is up to two times more efficient than a compressor-based system in all test conditions and because the Peltier modules have no moving parts, they can be rated to last for more than 100,000 hours of continuous operation. The Peltier effect is what allows me to achieve so much, for so little.
THE EXTRACTION PROCESS
For an atmospheric water generator to be effective, the temperature inside the condensing chamber must be lower than the temperature of the air outside. This is relatively easy to achieve when the generator is switched off, but when hot air is being constantly processed, the temperature differential has to be sustained.
As hot air comes in at the bottom, this is where the cold temperature is needed the most. How do I get cold, dense air, down to the bottom? The answer is to use the condensing column as a pipe. The air inside the column is not affected by the rotational forces inside the condensing chamber, which means the cold air can fall under its own weight.
The hydrogen bond that holds water molecules together is responsible for many of its properties, including its ability to resist temperature change. This is why the condensing column is standing in a pool of freezing cold water. Water resists temperature changes, metals are very efficient thermal conductors.
RELATIVE DENSITY & HUMIDITY
Hot air rises, cold air sinks. This is one of the immutable laws of thermodynamics.
Lower temperatures leads to higher density, and higher temperatures leads to lower density. This is because warmer molecules of air move faster, creating an expansion effect that decreases air density. The density of one medium, relative to another, determines its position within a column.
Relative humidity describes how full the sponge is, at any given temperature.
At 20°C and (60%RH), 1m³ of air contains 13 grams of water. 1 litre of water weighs 1000 grams. To extract one litre of water, I have to process a minimum of 83m³ of air. A typical ducting fan can push 1220m³ of air per hour. Based on the above temperature, relative humidity, and air flow rate, the maximum yield possible would be 168 litres per day.
At 30°C and (100% RH), 1m³ of air contains 30 grams of water. To extract 1 litre of water, I have to process a minimum of 33m³ of air. At these values, the same air flow rate would yield a maximum of 720 litres per day.
Warm air entering the generator will be less dense than the air inside the generator. The warm air will naturally want to rise and escape out of the top, but the rotational direction of air flow inside the generator forces warm air to circulate around the cold condensing plates. The by product of the temperature exchange, is water, in the form of condensation. The above examples give you a way to calculate maximum/minimum yields based on your local atmospheric conditions.
Drilling a hole into the ground to extract water is extremely costly, and very energy intensive. The up front cost can be as much as €45,000.
Extracting water from the air is like squeezing a sponge. There is hardly any resistance at all, so I do not need to use a lot of energy to accomplish the task. More importantly, the atmospheric ocean will never run dry.
Drilling into the ground may provide customers with water, but at a considerable cost to the environment.
By encouraging people to extract water from the atmosphere, we can reduce the volume of ground water being used. If this approach is adopted, and in large enough numbers, it will be possible to completely reverse the effects of drought caused by low ground water levels. Plants and trees know what to do, they just need the water to do it.
My water generator harnesses natural principles and uses them to achieve specific tasks. The generator is extremely energy efficient because the natural principles do not need a form of energy to power them.
Water is the universal solvent for all forms of life on Earth. As a consequence, a prolonged absence of water has a profoundly negative impact on all forms of life on Earth.
One of the most important lessons to learn, is that plants and trees create their own micro-climate. As long as there is sufficient water under the ground, there will never be a problem on the surface.
Trees act like giant straws sucking water from deep below the ground, raising it high into the air, where it evaporates from the surface of the leaves as an invisible mist All they need to accomplish this task, is groundwater.
Soil is the living ‘skin’ of the Earth. The roots of trees act like giant sponges which keep the soil constantly moist. Cutting trees down kills the sponges below the ground, when the sponges die, the skin starts drying out. Once a process of desertification begins, it’s very hard to stop.
Atmospheric water generators are a simple solution to a complex problem. The technology is very reliable, the units are energy efficient and, more importantly, the atmospheric ocean will never run dry.
AQUAPONICS - HYDROPONICS
Aquaponics is a cooperation between plants and fish. Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without soil. In both cases the plants derive all the nutrients they need from the water the plants are growing in.
In the case of Aquaponics, the waste that the fish excrete is converted into nutrients which nourish the plant. In turn, the plants consume the nutrients which helps to purify the water. The relationship is entirely symbiotic.
Evaporation is a problem that affects all standing bodies of water. My floating platforms can refill reservoirs with water extracted from the atmosphere. The volume of water that can be generated is in excess of 20,000 litres per day, or 7,300,000 litres per annum.
In addition to their role as water generators, the floating platforms can be used to grow plants, and fish. The modular format make them quick and easy to assemble.
Because plants roots act like biological filters, the overall quality of water will be improved. Also, the water that is being introduced back into the reservoir increases oxygen levels in the water the same way a waterfall does.
A fleet of these floating platforms can refill any reservoir.
When water is taken out of the air, it can be instantly replenished. When water is taken out of the ground, it can take many decades for rainwater to filter down through sedimentary layers.
Rivers are running dry because we are extracting water from the ground, at a faster rate than the natural process can keep pace with. The damage we are doing is reversible, but we must switch to another source of water to give time for natural water levels to return to normal.
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The process of evaporation is unceasing. For as long as the sun continues to shine, the atmosphere will always be an ocean full of water. An atmospheric water generator creates the perfect conditions to encourage water to come out of suspension.
THE HIDDEN COST OF HARD WATER
Ground water contains a large volume of dissolved minerals. Farmers have to regularly replace equipment because of calcium build up in the filters, pumps and lines. This expense could be avoided if they used an atmospheric water generator as their primary source of water.
When hard water is boiled, calcium deposits build up on heating elements inside kettles and boilers, dishwashers and washing machines, reducing their efficiency over time. The dissolved minerals also stick to plastic, glass, ceramics and metals.
An oasis in the desert proves that life can thrive, as long as there is water. The solution to stopping desertification, is to stop pumping water out of the ground. When water levels return to normal, life will return, and when it does, it will create its own micro-climate.
EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR REMOVING SPECIFIC CONTAMINANTS FROM WATER
THE U.S. environmental protection agency has identified over 700 pollutants regularly occurring in drinking water.
At room temperature, chlorine gas weighs less than air and will naturally evaporate off without boiling.
Distillation, Reverse Osmosis, or activated Alumina.
Distillation, reverse osmosis, or by using ion exchange resins
Distillation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and activated carbon filtration.
Ozone can also destroy pesticides, and toxic organic compounds in the water without leaving any toxic residues.
Atmospheric water does not contain any of the toxins found in ground/mains water. The inlet filters on my water generator are fine enough to stop even the tiniest particulates from getting inside. If desired, the water that comes out of the generator can be processed through a filtration system to guarantee purity.
Purity is standards based, not judgement based. The moment any minerals become dissolved in water, the water ceases to be pure water. Consumers have no way of knowing the quality of dissolved minerals in the water they are drinking.
In it purest form, water has absolutely no mineral content whatsoever. Distillation removes the need to test for contaminants because it can remove them all.
Plants absorb H20 from the soil and convert it into H302. This is the type of water that the cells in the body actually need, and the only type of water that they can actually utilise. Water from fruits and vegetables contains all the minerals you will ever need, in their purest, and most available form.
Plants use solar energy to convert H20 into H302 and while our bodies can also convert water into H302, it takes energy to convert anything. Why expend energy converting water into H302 when the plants have already done it?
SOLAR WATER DISTILLATION
A solar water distiller can turn contaminated water, into pure drinking water, using only the energy from the sun. The output from the distillation still can be collected locally, or it can be piped to another location. The distillation process is completely automatic and requires little maintenance.
A parabolic reflector can be used to heat the front face of the stainless steel column. The heat will transfer passively to the copper coil, but, if an opening is made in the metal, a fresnel lens can be fitted into the opening. This will focus sunlight directly onto the copper tank and coil, which will ensure the unit is producing distilled water all day long.
Distilled water has a pH of 7 which means it is soft water. A simple circulatory system will produce unlimited amounts of hot and cold distilled water, which can be used for any purpose.
Concrete has a high thermal mass, which means it can absorb a lot of heat, and retain the energy of it. Steel reinforcing rods run from top to bottom, and from side to side. The rods conduct heat deep into the core of the building. When you marry concrete and steel together, you create a very efficient thermal hot/cold sink.
Glass is a very efficient thermal insulator. When two sheets of glass are separated by a partial vacuum, it makes it very difficult for heat to escape. When concrete, steel, and glass, are used together, each building will have to consume a huge amount of energy trying to keep the internal spaces cool in summer, and warm in winter.
Air conditioners can cool and heat interiors, but, everything that uses electricity, generates heat. If we are generating heat and pumping it into the environment, then we cannot claim to be cooling anything down.
Oil refining is a capital-intensive business. Planning, designing, permitting and building a new medium-sized refinery is a 5-7 year process with costs ranging from $7-10 billion, not including land acquisition. The oil industry is one of the worlds biggest polluters.
Sucking oil out of the ground takes a huge amount of energy and resources. Once the oil is out of the ground, it has to be transported to refineries and slowly heated to 125°C. When the crude oil has been refined, it has to be distributed to individual forecourts. Why go to all this trouble, and create so much pollution, when all you have to do is turn on a tap?
Germany now has the first hydrogen-powered passenger rail service. The trains operate with low noise and the only emissions are steam and condensed water. Five of these trains debuted in August 2022, with nine more being added to replace the ageing diesel powered rolling stock. This signals the beginning of a shift to a clean hydrogen economy.
At the time of posting this information, there are only two mainstream hydrogen-powered cars on sale: the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Nexo. There are more hydrogen-powered cars and vans confirmed to be on the way, though, with brands such as BMW, Land Rover and Vauxhall all planning new models within the next five years.
A CLEAN HYDROGEN ECONOMY
EXTRACTING HYDROGEN GAS FROM ALUMINIUM SCRAP
An easily produced composite of gallium and aluminum creates aluminum nanoparticles that react rapidly with water at room temperature to yield large amounts of hydrogen gas. Because the process is based on a reaction, it does not require an energy source to power it. This makes it the most cost efficient way of producing hydrogen gas to date. All you need is Gallium, Water, and Aluminium.
A man called Stanley Meyers invented a car that ran on hydrogen. He was poisoned to death by people he thought were investors. Bringing hydrogen technology to a world that is addicted to Abiotic oil, is a dangerous game to play. Stan maybe gone, but his work is not forgotten.
My water generators are my personal contribution to making the world a better place.
MY WATER GENERATOR.COM
It's like having a tap that never stops running
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When you have experienced life without water, you learn to appreciate the value of every single drop.
The scientific principles of radiation, conduction and convection, are all utilised in the design of my water generator, the end result, is water. When a student drinks the water, they will embody all the knowledge that went into the designing of it.
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