Three New Patents for Atmospheric Water Solution

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Exaeris Water Innovations previously has marketed its AcquaTap system, which allows users to recover moisture from the air when ambient humidity is at or above 20%. The company said it has continued to pursue improvements in atmospheric water generation to allow people, businesses and governments to achieve more water and energy security.

The company said the three new patents should open doors for it and partners to participate more in the global effort to address water scarcity and increase energy efficiencies. It said the patents in Israel, South Korea and Mexico reflect its leveraging of advanced materials science – specifically nanotechnologies – to increase output of water and enhance efficiencies of large systems that utilize vapor-compression-based cooling methods.

Testing of the patented Exaeris technologies, both internally and through independent third parties, indicates potentially significant energy efficiency and operational improvements in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems and others reliant on vapor-compression, it said.

Vapor-compression-based cooling methods have been in use for over a century and account for more than 20% of the world’s energy consumption. This level of consumption places an enormous burden on electric grids that are overstressed by a warming climate and growing global population, Exaeris said.

“Materials science-based advancements in AWG technologies offer a promising suite of solutions for many populations around the globe who are struggling with drought and a lack of adequate supply of safe and clean water. This is especially problematic in places such as Israel and other Middle Eastern countries,” Exaeris CEO Aaron Taylor said.

The release noted that Exaeris has been issued patents or has patents pending in more than 50 countries.

“These advancements and what they mean for the application of our disruptive technologies across a spectrum of new and legacy products in the global marketplace positions Exaeris for long term success,” said Michael Joyce, the company’s chief strategy officer.

According to the United Nations, 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity for at least one month every year, more than 2 billion people live in countries where water supply is inadequate, and half of the world’s population live in areas that may face water scarcity issues by as early as 2025.