How do we generate water at GENAQ?
The operation of GENAQ atmospheric water generators is very simple: they exactly replicate the process of rain. To do this, they take air from outside, filter it and extract its humidity. Once water is condensed, it is treated to obtain the highest water quality at the lowest energy cost.
Do you want to learn more about how they work? One of our technology specialists, Álvaro Reymundo, explains the complete process. “GENAQ atmospheric water generators take air through a fan, filtering it in two stages to achieve the highest purity. Then, the air passes through a condensation chamber where, thanks to the exchange of temperatures, the air reaches values below the dew point (the highest temperature at which steam turns into water). That air is condensed, generating drops that will fall, by gravity, into a tray completely clean and treated”.
By that time, the water is not drinkable yet. To be suitable for human consumption, it undergoes an essential filtration process. Reymundo explains that, inside our generators, “there are stages through which generated water circulates. These are: sediments, ultrafiltration, activated carbon and mineralization filters. These filters, in addition to the double filtration of the air, clean the water that is created from the humidity”. Sediment filter is responsible for retaining solid particles and improving water clarity; ultrafiltration works by retaining viruses, bacteria, colloids and suspended particles; activated carbon ensures that the water generated is tasteless and odorless, as well as the reduction of free chloride present in the water; and, thanks to the mineralization, we correct water PH.
“In addition to all this filtration process, we add an ultraviolet lamp for water disinfection. Drinking water treatment, through UV light, is one of the most effective methods to obtain pure water, allowing the highest quality of water without adding any chemical, such as chlorine or ozone. Ultraviolet light is used to purify water, killing any bacteria, virus or microbe”. Likewise, “it is important to highlight that water generated is constantly recirculating to avoid water stored in the internal tank to be stagnant and to generate any bacteria or impurity, that can be harmful to human health”.