They claim that they can produced water at about Rs.1.7 per litre. Thats far, far cheaper than bottled water selling at Rs.10-12/-
This water maker can be plugged into any 220v power outlet (though, that can be a problem in rural areas where they get 4 hours of power a day :( It can produce upto 20 litres of water per day. The website does not give any details on the pricing though.
This can be a god send in cities, where drinking water is a premium even in big metros like Mumbai.
Also, isn't the bottled water industry a big scam, charging us manyfolds for ordinary tap-water?
An American company has designed a machine which can collect moisture from air even in dry places with humidity as low as 14%.
However, the technology is propreitary. Machines like this can be a boon anywhere in India or third world countries where there is plenty of water in the air but none to drink.
I wish only our engineering students take up projects like this which can make a REAL difference to the world than doing a brain-dead final year projects at a Defence establishment.
UPDATE: Now you can buy such a machine in India! See http://www.watermakerindia.com/
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