Warka Water

warka water

There’s something that interests me more than water filtration itself. It’s along the same lines, though: creating water from thin air. In countries like Ethiopia, the significant temperature change from day to night allows the air to become very dense. The newly crafted Warka Water tower takes advantage of that occurrence and collects condensed water droplets, or dew, with a large net, and turns it into a source of clean water. Now, rain water isn’t the cleanest water, but this solution to a never ending water problem could be a start to producing cheap water in developing countries. Nevertheless, people still doubt the prototype. They wonder if it produces as many liters of water as the inventors say it does, if the water droplets would quickly evaporate, and they even question the “easy to make” quality that people claim the Warka Water tower possesses. After looking into some of these points myself, I found numerous different claims to the amount of water it can produce. I also discovered that the images of Warka in use were photo shopped, and that it is an expensive method. However, the designers of the tower partnered with Autodesk Inventor (my favorite AutoCAD program), and were supported by Wired (the coolest technology magazine out there). I hope I get to research this for myself in the future. As for all my readers- I hope that you inquire about this yourselves to find out what parts of it are really true and what parts are hopes more than realities. Always check your facts!

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Author: Jess T.

I blog too much for my own good.

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