Abu Dhabi: US Company to Turn Desert Air Into Water

  • Publish date: Sunday، 01 August 2021 Last update: Sunday، 19 September 2021
Abu Dhabi: US Company to Turn Desert Air Into Water
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The world’s first project to produce commercial volumes of an uninterrupted water supply from a sustainable source 'air' will launch this month in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi in partnership with US-based water technologies company, AQUOVUM.

The large-format Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) technology in combination with a renewable energy source will extract water from the atmosphere.

The carbon-free technology will create access to clean water, a fundamental necessity in building a greener future.

The AWG technology will also contribute to a market that is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 25 percent worldwide, and more than 30 percent CAGR in the Middle East and Africa alone, which are some of the world’s harshest climates where water is needed the most, according to Global Market Insights.

Abdulla Balalaa, Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate at Masdar City, said, The AQUOVUM pilot will be installed at Khalifa University’s Masdar Institute Solar Platform in Masdar City and will operate from 100 percent renewable power, a process that is completely carbon neutral.

Abu Dhabi: US Company to Turn Desert Air Into Water

The green power needed for this supply will be provided by the Azelio AB (Sweden) demonstrator of 24/7 electrical thermal energy storage/Stirling pilot also located at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, said the press release.