Project launched in the United Arab Emirates to extract water from the atmosphere with solar energy

In a joint statement, those responsible indicated that this initiative will use technology from the American company Aquovum to generate water from atmospheric moisture, something particularly useful in arid environments like the UAE, and the news is that it will be the first project to use a source fully renewable energy to do so.

The project will be implemented in the emirate of Abu Dhabi by the company Aquovum, the University of Science and Technology of Khalifa and Masdar, and a technology company dedicated to the development of renewable energies promoted by the government of Abu Dhabi.

According to those responsible for the innovative pilot project, “the performance of Atmospheric Water Generation technology in a large format in combination with a renewable energy source, and its capacity to be included in current or future sustainable water projects” will be evaluated.

Those responsible did not indicate the amount of water they plan to produce using this technology, but said that it will contribute to a market “which is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 25% worldwide and 30% in the Middle East” .

Quoted in a statement, the director of the technology department at the company Aquovum, Robert Wood, said that “to advance the global green transition and to ensure water security” it is necessary for the systems to “use 100% renewable energy to allow a supply of truly sustainable water”.

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