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Has Sindh found a solution to its water problems?

Govt in talks with manufacturers to use atmospheric water generator

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Jun 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Water shortage is a prevailing issue in Pakistan, especially in Sindh. The provincial government is planning to use a water generation device that uses solar energy to convert air humidity to make drinking water.

According to our correspondent, the Sindh government has requested samples of the device from foreign manufacturers.

The device is not yet available in the market.

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An atmospheric water generator harvests the moisture suspended in humid air. The air is condensed, filtered and stored.

The reclaimed water is filtered to take out impurities, such as bacteria and airborne particles.  The result is safe drinking water.

Over 50 litres of water can be generated through the device, technical experts said. They believe it can be a useful way to efficiently meet the current water shortage in the country.

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It costs Rs1,200,000, including import duties and taxes.

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One Comment

  1. Abid Khan  June 12, 2019 11:47 am/ Reply

    It is the right technology if used for a family or two. If one person consumes 1.5 litres of water, then this can only produce enough water for 34 people. With economic analysis, it will only produce 18,250 litres of water a year which will cost Rs. 600,000. This is the price of the machine without any taxes or maintenance included. This machine also requires power to run, and the cost for its setup will be significant as well. Ultimately, the effective to avail water would be by transportation, which will cost less if done in bulk quantities.

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