cool tech posted by

A billboard that produces water – a great hydrating solution

Billboard in Peru 1

How do you find water in the desert? If you’re in or near Lima, Peru, all you have to do is look for this cool billboard, which grabs moisture from the desert air and converts it into filtered drinking water.

Created through a partnership between the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima and the advertising agency MAYO-DRAFT FCB, this billboard stands along the Pan-American Highway, the nifty device helps local residents get clean drinking water while also generating interest in the study of engineering at the university. The electrical system grabs moisture from the humid air via reverse osmosis and delivers purified drinking water through small ducts at the foot of the billboard, and down to a tap at the base of the structure.

Billboard in Peru 2

In an area with little annual rainfall but an average of 98 percent humidity, this remarkable billboard provides a unique potable water solution. It produces 96 liters (over 25 gallons) of water each day for the locals and travelers alike, and, since its installation in December 2012, has already delivered an impressive 9,450 liters (2,496 gallons) of potable water out of thin air. Chalk another one up to creative ingenuity!

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


Comments are closed.

comments powered by Disqus

Help to tackle childhood hunger!


For every completed SaySo For Good survey, a donation equal to one meal is made to our charitable partner Action Against Hunger as part of our on-going mission to end childhood death from hunger and malnutrition. You can read more about our mission here: http://home.saysoforgood.com/meals/

SiGN UP HERE!

Learn More

Side Advert

Chinavasion
DHgate Cheap electronics gadgets
TOBI
Firebox

FB Like Box

Personnel

Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Deputy Editor:
Donyae Coles
Editor at Large:
Dan Ferris
Senior Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Senior Motoring Editor:
Nick Johnson
Reviews:
John Gardner

Write For Us

Red Ferret Video Reviews