Pulling water out of thin air may sound like science fiction, but the technology is actually simpler than it seems. The Earth's atmosphere contains 13 billion tonnes of fresh water, and Israel-based Watergen's machines work by filtering this water vapour out of the air.
Watergen technology is already being used to deliver drinking water to remote areas of the world hit by conflict or climate change, and from next year the 'Watergen On Board' water generator will be available in RVs and campers- either from manufacture or as an aftermarket addition.
Watergen Ltd (“Watergen” or the “Company”), the global leader in atmospheric water generation technology will launch the world’s first aftermarket water generator for Recreation Vehicles and Campers in 2022.
The ‘Watergen ON Board’ water-from-air generator will be available through select Camping World locations in the U.S. in the spring of next year. Pricing and other international markets have yet to be announced.
The Watergen ON Board harnesses humidity in the air to provide over 10 gallons per day of fresh, clean drinking water – all completely independent of an external water supply or water hookup. The unit simply plugs into any 12V power source, either from batteries or solar panels.
Using Watergen’s award-winning GENius™ technology, the aftermarket device offers a wide operating range of 59-113°F and 20-99% humidity and is ideal for RVs and Campers offering the freedom of on-the-go water generation and off-the-grid living.
“We see water capture as one of the biggest opportunities for disruption in the outdoor market and Watergen is the industry leader. We are excited about our partnership with Watergen and the future of bringing Watergen GENius technology and systems to Camping World retail and install centers across America” said Ryan Biren, SVP of Corporate Development, Camping World.
“Watergen is the global leader in Atmospheric Water Generation and this partnership with Camping World builds upon our vison of providing fresh, clean drinking water no matter where you are or where you are going” said Dan Clifford, President, Watergen Americas.
The company unveiled the Watergen ON Board at Camping World’s first Electric World location in Draper, Utah last month, as part of Camping World’s annual investor conference.
The Watergen ON Board is part of an expanding portfolio of innovative water generating products geared towards an active, on-the-go lifestyle including the compact Watergen Mobile Box and the medium sized Watergen GEN-M1.