Max Whisson is an Australian inventor with a remarkable concept, he calls it the Max Water.He has invented a wind-powered system that extracts water from the air.How much water can it extract? Max thinks that 10,000 liters per day is possible from a small rooftop unit. The windmill generates energy needed to power a condensing system. Lowering the temperature of the air below the dew point releases the water trapped inside.
There is no shortage of skeptics claiming everything from faulty physics to outright con.For this writer’s opinion, a seventy-year-old man medical doctor who invented a retractable syringe to help prevent accidental needle sticks is not a likely conman.As for the physics claims, most of the claims are based on the amount of air in a particular space. They overlook the fact that the air flowing through the windmill is constantly moving. Therefore, one would not need to extract all of the moisture from the air in the space. It is an interesting concept, for parched areas of the world, or places where the natural water supply has become too polluted, this would have some incredible applications. Let’s hope we can see some government funding for this type of thing.
Price, if the thing works: $43,000 ($50,000 if you come from Australia) for the household version.