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DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator
can somebody show it in a drawing or post a video of how it is made. Iam from India and in my village i find people struggling to get water. I need to sponsor one machine for them. my mail is firstname.lastname@example.org do let me know
it was some thing like 5-6 watts on the solar charger it was for the 12Volt battery and would run for four hours on the 12v car battery.
Chesterjohn,Thanks for all of this! Watt is the wattage of the solar trickle charger? Have you considered using an arduino for an on/off switch?
DIY - Dual/Triple or Quad Carburetor Sync Tool
PH is neutral at 7 not 6 or 6.5 half of a 14 point scale. Clean Rain water is not 6 or 6.5 as well, its 5.5. 5-5.5 is normal in the 4's is considered acid rain.
you are on the right track. Keep up the good work
THIS IS AMAZINGi saw the fontus on indiegogo for like 350 bucks but it ended before i can buy it.... but i got the impression that this type of machine is basically a limited edition thing you can only get by crowd funding something on kickstarter or something... meanwhile not only can you buy like these types of machines in stores at any moment and they are in full mass production available in stores... but you can also use some kind of dehumidifyer to mimic this technology... which is already quite old and readily available..... FOR ME PERSONALLY I WOULD BE HAPPY IF I COULD BUILD A MACHINE THAT PRODUCES SOMEWHERE AROUND 1 GALLON PER DAY THAT WOULD BE MONUMENTALLY LIFE CHANGING... MEANWHILE IT SEEMS LIKE YOU COULD EASILY GENERATE AT LEAST 2 GALLONS
Just giving you an update. I finally had the time to piece everything together. Everything is going well so far.Right now, the humidity outdoors is 51% but indoors only about 35%. The machine ran for 8 hours last night then turned it off because I didn't want to run it while I was asleep and I was unsure of how it would handle overfills. I turned it back on about 2 hours ago. So far, in the 10 hours it's ran, I've got about 6 gallons of water. Not too bad. Especially considering it takes about an hour to "warm up" the dehumidifier so that's 2 hours total on just waiting for the condenser to start doing it's job. The only real issue I had/have is locating the 3M scrubber pads. I decided to replace it with a micro pore aquarium filter. Unfortunately, in doing so - managed to damage a couple of the condenser fins due to the filter thickness (about an inch). I plan on replacing this with a 0.5 cm (0.19 inch) thin. This definitely varies depending upon the type of dehumidifier you choose.The Zen filter I'm using for this project takes 2 full tanks as waste tanks. So I won't be able to comment on the quality of the water or taste. I'll post another comment in a few days on that. I also have plans to send the water in for quality testing.All in all; so far things are looking promising.
I very much appreciate you taking the time to answer all of my questions. I seriously can't thank you enough. When this is all done, I promise I'll give you a nice tip/donation!Okay, I lied.. I have more questions. lol. Sorry about bothering you!What are your thoughts about the filters that comes with the Zen unit?According to the brochure, the top filter (Micro-Ceramic Filter dome) is the first line of defense filtering out impurities, bacteria, pesticides etc. It has a pore diameter of 0.2 microns. I believe you're replacing it with the Stefani which only has a 1.5 micron filter.Can you tell me how these two compete? Wouldn't it be better to use the filter it comes with and save myself some money?Furthermore, the bottom filter the unit comes with is a 6 stage filter which features some pretty impressive things.You can see the graphic here:http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HoQAAOxy9eVRL6W-/s-l...1 = The top candle filter2 = Silver impregnated granulate activated carbon3 = Ionic Exchange resin (apparently softens water and removes heavy metals)4 = Far Inrared balls (Activates water molecules for better health?)5 = Silica Sand (better PH, which is kind of what I was asking for in last comment)6 = Mineral Stones (more minerals in your water is always better)How does that compete with the Berkey filter?On the water PH and heaviness - I know that there is serious debate about Alkaline water. That aside, my mom has cancer and she's into the higher PH water. I'm also making the assumption that more minerals in her diet would be a good thing as she's not eating hardly anything. What are your thoughts?
Perfect, thanks for all your help! I also forgot to thank you for the instructable in my last post. One last question. Will the Stefani + Berkley filter fit the Zen water tank? More specifically, do all water tanks use a standard so that these filters fit?I'm just curious because if for any reason they stop selling these particular filters, I'd like to purchase alternatives instead of having to buy a whole new holding/filtering tank.It would also be great if I could find a filter that raises the PH to around 7.0 - 7.5 in addition to all of the filtering capabilities of the Steffani Colloidal Silver ceramic Candle. Or maybe I can stack the filters somehow?I suppose as a last resort I could lead the filtered water into an alkalizing type machine.
Attempting to build one of these. I'm in the USA so unfortunately the 240v units you listed won't work. Also, I'm looking to get a bit more water for daily use. Anywhere between 4 to 6 gallon should be sufficient but more is better. My relative humidity is between 45% and 90% depending upon season. What do you expect my real world harvest would be? 2 to 4 gallon?I'm having relative success on finding a unit but I've ran into a few problems.My requirements SEEM relatively simple; but just asking for a little more help.Looking for:* Decent sized unit (70 pint / 8 gallon)* One that has a tube or even better a continuous flow drain port* Around a $200 budget for this unit (not counting the filter, etc)* Runs off 110v, and preferably around/under 600 watts (for solar)What could you recommend?Other question: I'm looking at getting the Zen water filter but I don't understand how the filters work. I saw an update where you said you're now using 2 different filters. Will this one work?http://zenwatersystems.com/products/rejuvenateWill these filters help with units potentially leaching aluminum from the dehumidifier? The whole point of this project is to have MUCH better quality water than what I'm getting on tap - which shouldn't be too difficult. If I drank straight mud puddle water, I'd be in better shape than the nasty stuff from the faucet.
Edit:I found this unit, but I don't see any clear pictures of the drain tube. I know the bucket is sort of pull-out style. I just don't want a direct drip type unit.. Having that tub is probably a necessity for this project.http://www.amazon.com/Keystone-Energy-Star-Dehumidifier-KSTAD70B/dp/B00CEZA018?ie=UTF8&keywords=steel%20plate%20dehumidifier&qid=1462474826&ref_=sr_1_fkmr1_2&sr=8-2-fkmr1
Would just filtering the water through a Brita Filter be ok? If not why not?
What do you do in the winter when the temperature is below freezing? Do you just keep it inside where it is warm?
I am interested in making this. I would like to know what specific product are you currently using for the following:Dehumidifier?Water Filter system?Solar power system (if you did this)?
What model of kolin dehumidifier did you use?
How many litters in 6 hours do you get from this setup?
I built this for work on my 1976 T140V Triumph Bonneville. Performs great and alot cheaper than a set of vacuum gauges and i got to drink some grapejuice!
Stove Top Coffee Roaster
I liked his because iut can't suck up fluid.So if you connect 4, 6 of these, do you just keep adjusting until they are all the same? It works like that? Any carb that is high will have the highest fluid level.\? I assume it would trake a little time each adjustment.ThanksNick
I was writing a comment when the internet went down and have no idea if what I wrote got here so here goes again. I am a doctor who fabricates and works with ozone applications ambiente and with humans. Ozone is probably the most important news of the century because it is changing everything we have known about how to do life in general. Go to the net to discover it better than me writing here. Now.... for those of you who want to apply ozone to water applications. What you need to know is that those aquarium stones will never ever do the job of mixing ozone with water. Yes...I too was led to believe that this was all that was necessary until I read a Bio Chemist Physicist PHD blog on the subject of ozone and water. Here is the scoop.... and this changed my treatment results with patients. WATER HAS NO REASON TO WANT OZONE! It is filled with oxygen atoms and what is ozone??? oxygen atoms! So...you have to change the way of getting this done. One must go micro size in ozone presentation to the water! Yup! that stone just does not cut it!!! Another thing ozone in water lasts minutes....maybe up to 8-10 max if not constantly replaced. So... one needs to create a device that reduces the size of the ozone (micro) and this I did using a 27 gauge injection needle with a special tubing that does not oxidize with 03. Hundreds of perfurations in the small tubing 1/4" got the job done. Now the ozone was circulating like cloud formation instead of droplets. With this change...everything changed. Normal engineers are not aware of this small detail and are fabricationg machines that are excessively inefficient...wasteful of 02 and electricty. My patients began smiling very quickly with this change. So...Ozone is one of the best sterilizers available without serious consequences. It neutralizes drugs...toxic chemicals....minerals etc. BE CAREFUL.... UNDERTSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ITS USE. Correct usage and everything can be marvelous.
Check out http://zenwatersystems.com/ - LindaC110
HAS WHAT? I CAN NOT GET A STRAIGHT ANSWERT FROM ANYONE WHAT THE PRODUCT NAME IS. wHAT IS THIS WATERFILTER'S BRAND NAME PLEASE? - craig.bartmer
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