In a first, Secunderabad railway station has installed an Atmospheric Water Generator at the station, which harvests drinking water right from the air. While a one-litre bottle of the same has been priced at Rs. 8, passengers can get the same at a reduced price of Rs. 5 if they bring their own container.
The technology made under “Make In India” has been named Meghdoot and produces 1,000 litres of water per day. The machine is entirely environmental friendly and doesn’t require any additional water resources.
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As far as the working of the machine is concerned, it is pretty basic science. Air flows into the machine where it is filtered to get rid of the pollutants. Then the air is condensed in a cooling chamber. The condensed air is then converted into water and drops into a storage tank provided for the purpose.
Read more at The Indian Express