Atmospheric water generators (AWG), are a devices that extract water from humid ambient air. Water vapor in the air is condensed by cooling the air below its dew point. Unlike a dehumidifier, an AWG is designed to render the water safe to drink. AWGs are useful where pure drinking water is difficult or impossible to obtain, because there is almost always a small amount of water in the air. In our earth ship we will have a very humid environment from plant transpiration.
The ac unit is a split unit. The unit has the fan and condenser inside the habitat and the exterior unit for cooling unit. The condensate produced by this 12000 btu unit is roughly 1/4 of a gallon an hour in water production
Step 1: Set up AC unit or dehumidifier
Set up an AC unit or dehumidifier. If you use a dehumidifier, be sure that it has a collection hose and not a tank. If it doesn't modify until correct....Make sure that your hose produces condensate when the AC is running and that it flows freely. We used a split ac 12000 btu with one side in our earth ship reasearch habitat and the other outside on a gantry. The purpose of the AC Unit is to provide condensate from the humidity in the air. The air may contain bacteria and other contaminates that are not adviseable to drink follow the next stages to build a water purifier system.