Atmospheric water generator
Razvan Aug 28, 2022
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I've had a thought in the back of my head for a while now, AWGs (atmosperic water generators) are so expensive and such big energy consumers.
I think we could develop something cheaper and easier to maintain by using the water itself instead of a huge metal heat exchanger, by blowing the air at the bottom of a water column in the form of small bubbles. It's been done for fish tanks and the concept is easy to work with.
By placing the AWG somewhere high, from the height difference we could generate electricity with a small water turbine which could even become more energy that was initially consumed if the height is big enough, or just enough to save on the electric bill to make AWGs more feasible.
Florin Buda Aug 30, 2022
If you expose your water to air it will evaporate. Perhaps you'll want to use some oil thin membrane ?