From the extraction of drinking water from thin air to turn it into drinking water, here are five Israeli startups trying to minimize the water crisis in the world.
While water is essential for life, for many people around the world, access to clean water is still a luxury they can not afford. In 2018, 785 million people worldwide did not have access to clean water, according to the security organization of the United Nations Water, WaterAid. According to the World Health Organization, every minute a newborn dies somewhere in the world from an infection affiliated with a lack of access to safe water.
From extraction to the thin water, but wet, the air turns rain into drinking water, here are five Israeli startups trying to minimize the water crisis in the world.
Water-Gen Ltd develops atmospheric water generators (AWG) which can extract the water and protected from the natural moisture in the air. The Watergen technology can be used to provide drinking water in areas suffering from water shortage or lack of water infrastructure. The WaterGen devices can produce between 27 litres of water per day for a household appliance and 6000 litres for its large unit, according to statements of the company. The company also offers an emergency response vehicle, with a daily capacity of 800 litres.
NUFiltration Ltd. manufactures and distributes water and wastewater treatment systems using medical filtration devices. The company’s technology is used in greenhouses to recycle drain water by removing pathogens, viruses, and other microbiological pollutants while leaving micronutrient levels unchanged. The company’s filtration systems, which function without electricity, can also be used to clean swimming pools.
WATA Solution Ltd.’s technology Founded in 2018 Founders is Muhanad Alkharaz, Bar Horowitz based in Jerusalem it uses sensors to provide households, water companies, and municipalities with real-time data on their water, including purity levels and remaining supply.
ToxSorb Ltd. designs and operates customized filtration systems designed to remove certain chemical wastewater contaminants, making it safe for consumption. The company cleans polluted water for industrial and agricultural purposes.
Hilico Off-Grid Solutions Ltd. develops a portable, lightweight rain-harvesting device designed to sustainably provide clean drinking water to off-grid communities and disaster-stricken areas. The company tested its prototype in 2017 in Mumbai and signed its first commercial distribution agreement in Kenya earlier this year. The company’s device is not yet commercially available, but it is set to hit the market in 2020, the company’s co-founder Moshe Belilty said in a Wednesday interview with Calcalist.
Source from CTECH