Wind Turbines for Clean Water

Wind turbines are going up all around us these days. And while we have used them to produce clean electricity, could they also be used to produce clean drinking water? Eole Water, a French company started in the mid 2000’s, thinks so. They have developed a turbine that produces potable water from the humidity in air. A prototype turbine installed outside of Abu Dhabi, UAE has been shown to produce up to 15 gallons per hour. While not a significant volume on the scale of such a large city, it may be a useful innovation for small, rural villages in developing countries that otherwise lack a reliable source of clean drinking water.

Read this article Tim Thies found on the CNN website for more information on Eole Water and their WMS1000 wind turbine:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/29/world/eole-water-turbine/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

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