How does Skywater® make water from air? ?Actually, it's simple:
The most abundant source of fresh water is the Earth's atmosphere. When atmospheric humidity condenses, it falls as rain. Skywater® replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew point, which allows it to make water continuously, even in low humidity conditions. This is Skywater®'s patented adiabatic distillation process.
Again replicating nature's process, Skywater® generates ozone to purify the water. Ozone (O3), a natural occurring gas that is produced in nature when it rains, binds with water to eliminate bacteria and other impurities. Skywater® does this by pumping ozone through the water as it is collected. Unlike other water treatment methods such as chlorine, ozone leaves no taste.
In the Skywater® 300, the Ozone generator purifies the water for all uses including drinking. you can add carbon filters to enhance purity and taste as an option available through select distributors*. In the Skywater® 14 home/office machine, the water is further purified in the final stages through a high quality carbon filter to improve taste.
Production levels vary with the climate because the machine depends on the relative humidity and temperature. At lower temperatures the machine requires more humidity and at higher temperatures less humidity. The ideal working conditions for the Skywater® 300 range between a temperature of 70° - 90° Fahrenheit (21°-32° Celsius) and a relative humidity of 40% - 100%. The Psychometric chart below demonstrates ideal humid conditions (in Celsius).