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#32938 12/16/09 02:24 AM
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a Frenchman named Marc Parent, has produced a Windmill that produces drinking water out of the air.
While the priniple is not new, I must commend Marc for his simplistic practicality.
He wants to sell his windmills to Africa, and parts of the World short of water.
I would expect him to become a rich man, and am surprised that this has not been done on a small scale before.
His drawings do not show how the water is produced.

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Hopefully he is using Thermo-Electric Solid state cooling. Or the 'Peltier Effect'.
Twelve Volts and a few Amps will get him everything. Just like the cold Box you take in the car
to keep your Beer and Food cold in summer.

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http://www.rexresearch.com/parent/parent.htm

(a short Reuters video)

http://uk.reuters.com/news/video?videoId=113820&videoChannel=6


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Interesting that he got a patent on it. I too have seen the concept touted around before.

I would guess that it would work much better in tropical areas with lots of moisture in the air. I can't see it cranking much H2O out of dry air, or am I missing something?

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Originally Posted By: Kate
Interesting that he got a patent on it.
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I can't see it cranking much H2O out of dry air, or am I missing something?


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You are absolutely right Kate, ...there is little or no water in dry air.
Prehaps that why the idea has not been taken up before. i.e Few or no people
live in dry areas, therefore no sales.
Could NASA use it for the central plains of Mars?


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I suppose if monsoonal rainfall patterns change then they could find utility in the tropics. It's a bit hard to see how they could make it cheap enough though. It looks like expensive kit and given the moving parts would suffer from reliability issues as well.


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