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DSEi 2011: Taking water out of thin air

15th September 2011 - 15:44 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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An Israeli company that has developed a system which sucks water out of humid air has made its DSEi debut.

WaterGen's system works just like a de-humidifier taking the water out of the air, re-mineralising it, cooling it and then making it available for use as drinking water.

The company has created a range of generator units designed to be fitted into military vehicles, giving the crews onboard their own self-sufficient supply of clean drinking water.

The generator sucks in air from outside the vehicle through filter which separates dust and grit. It is capable of producing 10-20 gallons of

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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