The city-based Esjaypee Mercantile and Marketing P Ltd, has launched Humidous,
a water generator that generates water from the air in the atmosphere. According
to Tanya Parmar, executive director of the company, the Rs23,850-machine works
on the condensation principle and generates pure drinking water directly from
Mahendra Parmer, chairman and managing director, "The extraction and
purification process takes place in four steps. First, the air drawn for the
extractor of water is cleaned by an electrostatic air filtering system which
removes particulate matter like dust, etc. After that, water molecules are
separated from the filtered air by a temperature-controlled condenser coil.
Then the water molecules are guided to a tank." The natural carbon pre-filter
then removes the taste, odour and particles before the water is dispensed
equipment is available in different capacities starting from 28-litres per
day and does not require any external piping. According to him the per litre
cost works out to Rs1.55.