Originally published in Lifewire
The earth may be 71 percent water, but there’s not enough clean H20 to go around, and tech companies think they can help.
One company, for example, is raising money to create water from air using only renewable energy. Uravu’s device streams air into a chamber containing desiccants like silica which absorb the water content in the air.
“The world is quickly running out of its freshwater supply, and by 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas,” Prakash Govindan, co-founder of Gradiant, a cleantech water solutions company, told Lifewire in an email interview.