30 Jul '15, 2pm

"Self-filling" biking bottle pulls water out of thin air

"Self-filling" biking bottle pulls water out of thin air

Biking cross-country through rough terrain may mean that access to fresh, drinkable water may be limited. But what if there was a device that could "pull" moisture from the air and transform it into drinking water? That's the idea behind Austrian designer Kristof Retezár's Fontus, a "self-filling" water bottle that can make water out of thin air. The solar-powered bike accessory uses a Peltier Element to generate water. It's essentially a cooler with two chambers that facilitates condensation, and takes in air as the bike moves, which is then slowed and cooled down by barriers that allows it to condense and form water, which is channelled and collected in the bottle. © Kristof Retezár According to The Huffington Post , the gadget can produce 0.5 liters of water in an hour, and works best when temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) and humidity i...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/fontus-solar-powered-bi...

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