Watergen’s water-from-air machine steps in to ease the situation of Gaza’s rapidly depleting water supply.
Israel-based company Watergen has begun supplying water to a Gazan neighborhood via its water-from-air machine that can generate up to 800 liters per day.
Watergen’s 780-kilogram GEN-M atmospheric water generator was placed last Wednesday in the Gazan neighborhood of Abasan al-Kabira. It will provide the local municipal building with fresh drinking water.
The GEN-M unit will provide the Gazan neighborhood with an inexpensive method to acquire fresh water. It requires no special infrastructure except for electricity, in this case from solar panels.
Watergen’s technology creates water by cooling collected air at its dew point. The water then goes through physical, chemical, and biological treatment followed by a mineralization process to ensure its cleanliness and taste.
The GEN-M unit was placed in Gaza as a result of cooperation among Watergen, Israel’s Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, the Palestinian NGO Damour for Community Development, and the Abasan al-Kabira municipality.
The company added that it hoped that the provision of the unit would not only help solve the water crisis but also “serve as a step forward towards mutual collaboration in the Middle East.”
Originally posted at worldisraelnews.com