A new Australian start-up company is hoping to bring sustainable and clean water to regional Australia by 2030.
'Clean Waters' is the new enterprise from Peter Yialas, Armen Arakelian and Vered Cohen. They're hoping to bring atmospheric water generation technology to Australia, harnessing the hydrogen and oxygen in the air to create efficient and plentiful water.
The company hopes that its technology means communities can produce their own clean water during times of drought and ensure water security.
The technology is well-equipped for the job, producing up to five times more water than other alternatives. They're also keen to highlight that the technology works anywhere, ranging from deserts and rainforests, to urban sprawls and cities.
Notably though, the larger models don't work at temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius.
A letter released by Clean Waters says that the goal is social enterprise first, rather than profit.
"As a social enterprise, our ultimate goal is to deploy the technology into vulnerable communities via corporate sponsorship programs and long-term government contracts," it reads.
Mr Arakelian said the technologies would be deployed in the areas with the most need.
"The technology is going to present the only permanent and sustainable solution to water security across Australia but particularly in regions of critical need. Once this device is planned with solar arrays, it becomes a fully self-sustaining, carbon-zero water solution," he explained.
The company's ultimate goal is to create a decentralised water system, giving more power back to individuals.
"We want to decentralise the water system, reduce the dependence on government water. You've got Helen Dalton, there's an understanding that the feelings underpinning that election was a distrust of government. It's about sovereignty over their own water security."
The machines create water through heat exchange technologies, drawing in air and cooling it to create water at it's simplest.
The company is currently planning a proof-of-concept tour, bringing the technology around the country to showcase how it works. The tour is hoping to come by Griffith in September or October.
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