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Old 20-03-2009, 16:09   #1
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Has anyone looked into using a WATERMILL as a fresh water supply?
From what little I have been able to gather the device condenses moisture from the air, filters it and then uses UV for purification. The ad says up to 13 qt. per day.
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Is there a website???
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There is an ad by "element four" but doesn't even give a price.
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Here's the site I found. Interesting if it has low energy consumption.

The WaterMill | Element Four
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This is made for the home not the marine environment. With a price tag of about $1,200 it seems a bargain until you realize Element Four has just invented the dehumidifier, again. Energy efficiency is another issue. The unit needs to be run all day to create the expected amount of water, 24 hours to make about three gallons of water. This is nothing more than another variation of a water generator. This is not a new concept, just a different package.
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I suspect it is based on the Peltier effect type cooling device, same as the 12VDC portable coolers. If so, it is probabley too much current load to be practical. I plan on doing a little more research. I'll post what I find.
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This is a horrible energy investment !

Element Fourís WaterMill is a 300-Watt* generator that makes up to 12 litres (3.17 US Gal) of drinking water per day.

* 300W @ 13V = 23Amps ➛ 554 Amp-Hours per Day
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Whoa...175 amps. a gallon...I knew it was too good to be true!
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