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BEL launches atmospheric water generator

Date: 21 February 2019 Tags: Military

Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) launched Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) that can generate water straight from humidity present in the atmosphere. It is innovative solution to meet ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide.

Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)

  • It has been manufactured by BEL in collaboration with CSIR-IICT and MAITHRI, a start-up company based in Hyderabad.
  • It employs novel technology to extract water from humidity present in atmosphere and purify it. It is configurable in static and mobile (vehicular) versions
  • It uses heat exchange for condensing atmospheric moisture to produce pure, safe and clean potable water.
  • It can be used to provide drinking water in community centres and public places like health care centres, schools, colleges, offices, bus stands, airports, railway stations, sea ports, off-shore oil rigs, remote field areas, military establishments and remote establishments and residential complexes.
  • It comes with Mineralisation Unit, which is used to add essential minerals which are required to make the water potable.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

It is state-owned leading defence electronics company. It is one of nine PSUs under Ministry of Defence. It has been accorded Navratna status. It is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka.