“Access to clean water changes everything , it is the stepping stone for development.”
Maithri Aquatech is an Indian start up which aims at alleviating the global water crisis through development and manufacturing of Atmospheric Water Generators. We have collaborated with CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad, to develop India’s first indigenous Atmospheric Water Generator and Mineralizer – MEGHDOOT.
An atmospheric water generator (AWG) is a device that extracts water from humid ambient air. The technology utilizes the science of condensation to extract water vapor from surrounding atmosphere. These Units work anywhere as long as they are exposed to fresh humid air and make reasonable quantities of clean drinking water based on a wide variety of temperature and relative humidity conditions.
Given that 70% of the Earth’s surface is water, and that volume remains constant (at 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres), how is a water shortage even possible? Well, 97.5% is seawater unfit for human consumption. And both populations and temperatures are ever-rising, meaning that the freshwater we do have is under severe pressure.
Earth's glaciers and ice caps lock away over 68% of its freshwater supply and scientists believe climate change accounts for their recent, rapid melting
Much of the demand is driven by agriculture, which accounts for 70% of global freshwater use, and food production will need to grow by 69% by 2035 to feed the growing population. Water withdrawal for energy, used for cooling power stations, is also expected to increase by over 20%. In other words, the near future presents one after one big freshwater drains