Challenges of the conventional AWG technology
The main challenge facing the existing AWG is that their water generation capacity and performance drops drastically in dry regions due to significantly lower dew point temperature (water content) in the ambient air. Ironically, hot and dry regions have the highest demand for AWG due to their intense water resources scarcity.
Hybrid Atmospheric Water Generation (HAWGen)
The system relies on the novel integration of a number of different systems to improve the efficiency of generating water from the atmosphere.
The integration of technology systems leads to a significant increase in both the efficiency and water generation rate (up to 500% in generation rate when compared to the existing conventional AWG unit), as well as enabling the HAWGen for harvesting atmospheric water in hot and dry climates (i.e., desert) where conventional AWG is unable to produce any water.
With the patent-pending HAWGen, the inlet air stream is pre-conditioned before entering the refrigeration system. The idea is based on treating the inlet air to the refrigeration unit to significantly increase the dew point temperature (water content) for superior water harvesting. The water generated is then filtered and disinfected by several filtration stages in an UltraViolet system.
The HAWGen is scalable, reliable and more energy efficient for generating clean fresh water from the atmosphere.