The Dewpointe DH9 is a water generator that draws humidity from the air, condenses it and purifies it for drinking. The makers claim it can make drinking water for US$0.60 per gallon. When it’s used in a temperature range of 15░C to 40░C and 60% humidity the DH9 can make around 22 litres of 99.99% pure water every 24 hours. If that’s not enough you can also plug in an existing water supply and have it filtered to top up the supply.
Whilst it sounds like a good idea on the surface and Dewpointe are pitching it as an environmentally-friendly alternative to bottled water, the devil is well and truly in the details. For starters, the Dewpointe has 10 filters, including UV lamps, charcoal filters, electrostatic air filters, reverse osmosis filter and a sediment filter. These need to be replaced regularly and I imagine are a little more complicated to make than a water bottle. Granted, they probably filter thousands of litres but they’re still consumables.
The water generator also needs power, 500 W if all it’s doing is making water. If you want the refrigerated or heated water options, then the power draw goes up to around 1.1 kW just to make water. The DH9 unit is priced at US$1,595.
The Dewpointe« is a revolutionary appliance, supporting water conservation while creating the purest possible drinking water with no plastic bottle or water waste.