Watergen, the Israeli company that creates water out of thin air, is to install its machines for the first time at a university campus.
Students at Reichman University, Herzliya, central Israel, will be able to drink from standalone machines that need nothing more than an electricity supply.
Watergen taps into atmospheric water using patented heat-exchange technology to produce up to 5,000 liters of safe, clean drinking water a day for villages, factories or off-grid settlements.
Installing its machines on campus will eliminate high-carbon supply chains and plastic waste.
Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, President of Watergen, said: “Reichman University will be the first that will be able to stop using plastic products thanks to our technology. All visitors, lecturers, and students will have the opportunity to drink the cleanest and healthiest water in the world.
“I am pleased that one of Israel’s leading higher education institutes trusts us and has chosen Watergen’s water-from-air. Our technology makes it possible to produce the cleanest water in any environment, including urban environments.”
Watergen, founded in 2009 and based in Rishon LeZion, says that within a decade half the world’s population will live in areas without access to clean, fresh, and safe drinking water.
It produces water by filtering the air that is pumped into it by blowers and brings it to the dew point (the temperature at which the air is saturated with water vapor, which is water’s gaseous state).
The system produces water from the vaporous air guaranteeing greater efficiency and reduced energy use.