DAVAO CITY – The city government and the Inday Sa Dagat Advocacy (ISDA) Foundation, Incorporated jointly launched here Wednesday the air-to-water generator (AWG) machine, which creates water from the air humidity.
Jerson Pardillo, the founder of the ISDA Foundation Inc., said the equipment will not only be used in this city alone but in the entire country.
"It will be used in other areas if they will request it. What is important is that it will help a lot of people," he said in an interview.
The AWG machine is a technology that converts atmospheric air into potable water that may be used for emergency purposes, especially during disasters.
Pardillo said his group conceived the plan to acquire the PHP18 machine after seeing its importance during the relief operations conducted in Cebu after Typhoon Odette hit the province last year.
Meanwhile, Engr. Arman Capin, ISDA Foundation Inc. board of director, described the AWG machine as akin to "an air-conditioning unit. The condensed drain water will run to the line of the machine and then be pumped into the filtration system that makes it very safe for drinking."
Capin assured that the machine was tested in a private laboratory.
"That machine is composed of three chambers, every chamber can produce 2,000 liters a day. So that is about 6,000 liters a day," he explained.
He noted that the AWG technology was originally from Israel.
"This is the first in Mindanao. We are the only one (in Mindanao) to have it," Capin added.
Vice Mayor Jay Melchor Quitain Jr. thanked the foundation for coming up with the machine.
"It can help tremendously the people here in the city, especially during calamities. As we all know, when a calamity strikes, we lose water," he said. (PNA)