Sep 28, 2006

AquaMagic’s ‘Hurricane Zone’ Tour Prepares Cities for Water Emergencies

AquaMagic’s “Hurricane Zone” tour is touring U.S. cities in the South and Southeast that have been singled out as likely to be hit by this season’s hurricanes. At each stop, AquaMagic will introduce its revolutionary disaster response unit that makes water from the air. An AquaMagic demonstration will be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 28, 8:30 to 9:00 a.m, at Rawlins Park.
The technology doesn’t require any plumbing or a traditional source of water to clean. The water is pulled from the moisture in the air, eliminating the need for emergency responders to drive or airlift in pallet after pallet of bottled water. Units can instead be placed where the water is needed, producing water continuously.
When people think of the damage caused by hurricanes, many images come to mind. However, one that is often overlooked is the horrendous quality of water or lack of water, which often leads to dehydration, and in worst cases, death. This year, hurricane-prone cities can be better prepared to handle similar disasters, thanks to a machine that uses the moisture in the air to make water.
Aqua Magic’s HP120-DRU is the first mass-produced mobile water generator (MWG). It works by pulling moisture from the air, and filtering it through AquaMagic’s patent pending AquaFlash purification process, which eliminates potential organic and inorganic contaminants and bacteria, and keeps the water fresh for storing and dispensing.
The resulting water is so pure it exceeds the combined standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) for drinking water. The quality of the water is as good, if not better, than bottled water.
Using water generators offers advantages over other technologies in disaster situations. Unlike machines that use reverse osmosis to create purified water, an MWG is more efficient during disasters as it doesn’t depend on contaminated water to create potable water. Instead, it uses the air as the only source.
Furthermore, MWGs are a cheap option because of the low cost involved in manufacturing the water. The HP120-DRU produces 120 gal in a day. That’s about 1,000 16 oz. bottles of water. Bottled water, on average, costs $1 to $10 per gallon, not including the costs to ship to the affected area. MWGs produce water at a cost of only 30 cents/gallon.