South Africa – Zero Mass Water, a USA company based in Scottsdale, Arizona recently launched its flagship SOURCE Hydropanel product in South Africa. The SOURCE Hydropanel is an installation that turns sunshine and air into good quality drinking water in nearly all climatic conditions around the world.
Founded by Cody Friesen who is also the CEO of the company and a materials scientist and associate professor at Arizona State University, Zero Mass Water says their mission is to make drinking water an unlimited resource globally.
Source is powered entirely by solar to capture water vapour from the air and convert it to liquid water. The water is then mineralised with magnesium and calcium before being delivered directly to a tap.
This significant advancement in drinking water access is made possible through the combination of thermodynamics, materials science, and controls technology. The system utilises an ultra-absorbent material that collects water from the air around it, even arid conditions. Each SOURCE Hydropanel can produce on average 3-5 litres of drinking water per day. SOURCE Hydropanels are also modular and can be aggregated to meet various drinking water needs.
“For developers and architects incorporating smart-home technology into their designs and offerings, SOURCE is a differentiating feature of any modern home. Providing drinking water security and quality without any environmental consequence, SOURCE Hydropanels are vital for every resilient home and community,” says Zero Mass Water in a statement.
“With the high-cost and environmental damage of bottled water, hotels and attractions need a better choice for their guests. Our system provides a daily supply of delicious, high-quality drinking water while offsetting the carbon footprint of bottled water. With renewable water made on-site, SOURCE offers an infrastructure-free and cost-saving alternative to bottled water, without the hassle or logistics of purchasing and delivering it,” adds Friesen.