In many parts of the world, the lack of an adequate supply of clean water is a serious problem. As per UNICEF estimates, worldwide, about 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases and of these some 1,800 deaths are linked to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
In a big breakthrough, VICI-Labs in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association have developed a device with a goal to provide a sustainable source of clean, safe water.
This device is known as “Water Seer.” It relies on simple condensation processes to collect clean water from the atmosphere. It works without using any power source, without generating any sort of pollution or environmental impact, without the need for costly chemicals or maintenance.
How the Water Seer Works: The Water Seer device has a vertical wind turbine on its top, and it functions by utilizing wind power. It is planted six or more feet into the ground, and then the soil is packed around its metal neck. When the wind spins its internal fan blades, it draws air into the subterranean chamber. Since it is cooler underground, the air condenses into water in the reservoir to create a sort of an artificial well.
This clean drinking water can be delivered to the surface by using a simple pump and hose.
It works well even in areas with a very harsh climate. It can yield up to 37 liters of pure water a day, and the best part is it is priced at just $134.