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Potable Water from Air

The social media is all about sharing stories. A lot of times, there’s crap out there, but there are rare gems. There are stories that inspire, and give hope. There are stories that, when told properly, spark a revolution. We choose which stories to share and read. We choose which stories survive.

One story I found on my Facebook timeline today is about this collaboration between a Peru University and an advertising company. They setup a billboard that actually generates potable water out of air. Details are found in this linked article, but I am also embedding a Youtube video of this project below.



We probably thought that water was  an unlimited resource. After all, about 70% of the Earth’s surface is made up of water right?

But not all water is readily usable, much less drinkable. There are areas all over the world where clean, potable water is a life-or-death issue.

The technology they used in this billboard project is something that can be replicated in many parts of the world. Granted, currently the cost of maintaining the setup might be too expensive, but harnessing the power of the sun (solar energy) could make it more affordable, and sustainable.

This is the kind of innovation and innovative-thinking we need to solve the country’s problems.


What do you think?


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22 Responses to “Potable Water from Air”

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teri March 7th, 2013 at 1:39 pm


reality is human demand of water consumption might one day be more than the supply itself dahil sa pagiging wasteful ng mga tao ngayon.
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aby March 7th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

that billboard is something ah! they are genius!
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Rizza March 8th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

We live in an abundant world. I would like to believe that all the goodness of the earth, including the priceless water, is unlimited.
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Vanessa March 8th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Wow, agree. They are genius. Ang galing ng naisip nila! Thanks for sharing! :-)
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Daddy Allan March 9th, 2013 at 7:55 am

Man can live without water an if this project succeeds, it will be a great help.
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Lady Anne March 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am

Amazing! I hope we will have something like this in the country. If ever meron in the future, wag naman sanang gawin na negosyo!
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Leslie March 9th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Gosh! i saw this too in FB! I super duper like and I am truly amazed.!
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Rika Jane March 10th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Truly innovative! Actually, one of my high school classmates thought of a similar project in our SMT (Science, Math, & Technology) Fair then. :) I’m pretty sure that Filipinos have brilliant ideas such as this. But of course, the usual issue is funding.

Thanks for sharing this, Miss Vera!
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Louise Antonette March 11th, 2013 at 6:28 am

It’s for this reason why I always tell my kids/people in the house not to waste water. It may be abundant and all, but irresponsible use or wastage is not good. :)
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Mommy Maye March 11th, 2013 at 11:09 am

This is interesting ha. Some years ago, when I was working at DENR, I have heard about making non-potable water potable. So I think this might also be possible un lang with the air pollution like heavy lead contents, I wonder how they can make the air here lead free.

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Chan March 11th, 2013 at 11:18 am

This makes us pinoys here in pinas very very lucky since we still have an ample supply. If im not mistaken in Singapore, they use 99% recycled water from their sewage system. So since we have abundant natural resource like water to drink here, might as well conserve
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Meikah Ybañez-Delid March 11th, 2013 at 11:51 am

Potable water, I say, should be one of the basic human rights. :) That’s why it irks me when a restaurant cannot provide a potable service water.
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Marie March 11th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Wow, galing naman. Philippines is humid din, d ba? there are places where there is no potable water here! sana they would use this innovation here.
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RonLeyba March 11th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

We need something like this here at mother Earth. Great share!
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kat March 11th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

For some reason, I cannot view the photo. :(



tyna March 11th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

potable water out of air? very interesting.
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January/JanzCrystalz March 12th, 2013 at 4:42 am

That is definitely helpful to places around the world with scarce water supply.
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ElizOF March 12th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Water is a crucial commodity so I love reading about great concepts like the one you described. :-)
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Linnor March 13th, 2013 at 7:44 am

this type of stories should be shared and should go viral. for sure it will stir somebody to act on it here… *crossing fingers*. the idea is clever and if successful, it would really help our urban poor.
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reese March 13th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

you are right, we need that kind of technology; until now their are communities here in Metro Manila – Navotas, Caloocan, etc that do not have access to potable water, what more in the provinces?
ang masakit pa this government has privatized water, kaya eto maghanda-handa tayo kasi this March tataas na naman ang bayarin sa tubig + kuryente


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Dominique Goh March 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

That’s a cool way of making clean water.. hope that it can help provide clean drinking water to more communities.
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Meikah Ybañez-Delid March 18th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Guess what? I went to the WorldBex in the weekend, and there was this company that offers some device to transform rain water into water that is good to use for laundry. But not for drinking though. :)
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