Access to drinking water must not be a luxury, but a right of all human beings on Earth: the increasingly severe drought situation shows this need as never before. This is why inventions such as the one presented by a Tunisian technological start-up could be fundamental.
Kumulus, this is the name of the company, has developed a system that makes it possible to obtain potable and safe water. A device capable of "producing 20 to 30 liters of healthy drinking water per day", capable of refining the water vapor in the air and passing it through a system that kills all harmful bacteria.
Drinking water is collected in a small tank and is therefore ready to be safely consumed.
Water everywhere, always
Kumulus machines are designed to be completely autonomous. This means that when fully operational they can be easily transported, set up and maintained anywhere around the world.
The CEO Iheb Triki (you will see it in the video below) provides an overview of all the functions of the device. And he obviously emphasizes his opportunities. "Kumulus technology replicates the effect of dew and condensation ofwater in the air, ”he said.
How does the drinking water generator work?
Moist air is drawn into the car and passes through a particulate filter, then goes through a cooling process which causes water droplets to appear in the collector.
At this point, the dry air is now expelled from the machine, while the collected water is filtered several times to ensure the absence of particles or bacteria and then mineralized and stored in the water tank, ready to be served upon request.
Can it work? I reserve more in-depth evaluations when I have access to complete documentation. If it proves effective as the company claims, the Kumulus system will be a much cheaper and more sustainable alternative to today's solutions.