Atmospheric Water Generation
Due to an insufficient water supply or a lack of economic means to satisfy the standard demand for water, the world has long been contending with water scarcity - often limiting access to safe drinking water, basic hygiene, and water resources for livestock and farm crops.
Water scarcity impacts 40% of the world’s population.
Half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025.
As many as 700 million people are at-risk of being displaced as a result of drought by 2030.
Globally, 31% of schools – about 1 in 3 – lack access to safe and clean drinking water.
Globally, at least 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services, and more than 884 million people do not have safe water to drink.
Even now, groundwater droughts are steadily increasing in frequency and intensity, affecting people, livestock, and crops in nearly every part of the world.
If the world's water supply were only 100 liters (26 gallons), our usable water supply of fresh water would be only about 0.003 liter (one-half teaspoon).
The contaminants present in tap and bottled water are a long-standing and well-documented public health issue. Contaminated drinking water is a common cause of many adverse health effects - impacting both cognitive and physiological functions.
Tap water is exposed to numerous contaminants when transported through corrosive pipes and is most commonly treated with chlorine and fluoride - known toxins.
Upwards of 60% of bottled water comes from municipal tap water sources before it is bottled, branded, and sold at a 1000%+ markup with no assurance of better quality.
Research studies have shown that bottled water releases trace amounts of polymer plastic and other toxic chemicals into the water, especially when exposed to heat.
Unsafe drinking water kills more people than from all forms of violence, including war.
Over 80% of the disease in developing countries is related to poor drinking water.
Disease and chronic malnutrition are often linked to contaminated drinking water.
Providing access to safe and clean drinking water without any other medical involvement could save 2 million lives per year.
Ground and freshwater resources are finite, tedious to maintain, and require expensive processes to extract and purify the water. Furthermore, single-use plastic bottles are crowding our landfills and polluting our oceans, waterways, and pristine open-space.
Many regions of the world are already experiencing drinking water shortages and even dire droughts as ground and freshwater resources run dry.
Distributing water from these sources requires positioning of miles of pipes or the packaging and shipping of billions of single-use plastic bottles - both of which are not environmentally friendly or cost effective.
A single-use plastic bottle takes around 450 years to decompose, and an estimated 8-9 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.
Globally, about 481.6 billion single-use plastic water bottles are sold every year, that is around 40 billion a month, 1.3 billion per day, and 54.9 million bottles an hour.
Globally, only around 9-12% of plastic water bottles are recycled each year.
Current drinking water distribution methods require continuous funding and labor.
Atmospheric Water Generation
Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) uses technology licensed by mother nature to produce potable water from the humidity in the surrounding air.
AWG provides the ability to expand water availability during shortages, contamination events, and other issues that can interrupt drinking water services.
Without reliance on a raw water source, AWG provides the ability to source clean drinking water in areas where it is otherwise impossible.
AWG uses an in-house system to create drinking water and avoids common sources of contamination associated with tap and bottled drinking water.
By sourcing drinking water on-site at the point of need, AWG enables an entirely independent and mobile source of clean drinking water.
Desalination is the process of removing salts or other minerals and contaminants from seawater or wastewater.
Most forms of desalination are expensive and significantly energy-intensive - increasing fossil fuel dependence and greenhouse gas emissions.
Desalination creates numerous harmful byproducts which are often pumped back into the ocean and negatively impact marine life and ecosystems.
Most of the world does not live on the ocean or on a large enough body of water so desalination is not an option for sourcing drinking water.
Reverse osmosis is a water purification process that uses a partially permeable membrane to filter out contaminants from drinking water.
Reverse osmosis cannot remove all the contaminants that are present in the water and it also removes healthy minerals present in the water - decreasing desirable pH levels.
Most reverse osmosis systems waste 3x-20x as much water as they produce. This is both wasteful on an environmental scale and economically inefficient.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems are costly, require a difficult and complex installation process, and have high-maintenance to ensure safety and quality.
RussKap AWG units produce safe and clean drinking water with zero toxins or contaminants commonly found in tap and bottled water. By creating drinking water on-site, RussKap AWG units circumvent the sources of contamination associated with tap and bottled water.
Unlike tap and bottled water, which commonly use chlorine (a known toxin) and UV light for purification, our AWG process uses the EPA-recommended ozone treatment to ensure toxin-free, high-quality drinking water. Additionally, our water is infused with essential minerals – magnesium and calcium – to produce alkaline water with a stabilized pH level of 7.6 – 8.1.
Benefits of RussKap Ozone Water Treatment:
- Instantly neutralizes biological matter, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and has stronger disinfectant properties than chlorine.
- Does not add toxins or chemicals to water and no pollutants or byproducts are created in our ozone water treatment process.
- Tried-and-true technology that has been used to treat municipal water supplies since the early 1900s, and used at more than 2,000 installations worldwide.
- Incredibly fast treatment, where most water treatment systems require extended contact time to eliminate or reduce contaminants, ozone works in mere seconds.
RussKap AWG units enable, demonstrate, and encourage positive environmental practices by providing a sustainable alternative to traditional methods of drinking water sourcing.
Single-use plastic water bottles make up a significant amount of global plastic pollution and they do not serve as a sustainable method of drinking water sourcing.
By eliminating reliance on a raw water source for drinking water, RussKap AWG units protect our precious ground and freshwater resources from gradual depletion.
RussKap AWG units can be coupled with solar power to achieve full-sustainability - essentially turning sunlight into mineral drinking water.
The convenience of our water-from-air technology allows for the generation of clean drinking water on-site at the point of need, drastically reducing costs and logistics for drinking water sourcing and provisioning.
RussKap AWG units create drinking water on-site at the point of need and function as an independent and mobile source of clean drinking water.
By avoiding reliance on corrosive pipes and polymer plastics for transport, RussKap AWG units mitigate logistics for sourcing and providing drinking water.
Water from RussKap AWG units can be continually collected into external water tanks or smaller water containers to create a reserve supply of drinking water.