The world is house for a bunch of innovators who constantly innovate and thrive in the process of creating the next big thing that people will all be talking about for years. And we are so accustomed to celebrating achievements when the impossible was made possible. Today, the world has now come to a time where water has become a finite resource and the countries across the world are fighting the water wars.
Water, as we all know is definitely in demand. A demand that only goes up in time. So, to meet the demand, Science and Technology is finding ways to produce water to supply. But, will this attempt at water succeed?
Let’s get into the groove!
Meet the 16-year-old Chandra Sekhar, an incubate at T-Hub is racing towards creating the next big thing – Producing drinking water out of thin air. Shouldn’t we call it as the next big thing?
At 16-years of age, Chandra Sekhar, should have been hustling around with course materials in pursuit of securing good grades for his engineering seat like many of his friends. But, he had different plans.
That’s Chandra Sekhar Nadiminti in the picture with Jay Krishnan Former CEO of T-Hub.
2 years ago, in November, Chandra Sekhar was invited to attend the one-year anniversary of T-Hub. (India’s Fastest Growing Start-up Engine) after his initial calls and mails were left unanswered. Determined Chandra Sekhar never lost his faith and reached out to the top official at T-Hub and was able to fetch an invite to the anniversary event of T-Hub.
An impromptu moment of his idea presentation not only fetched him a place for himself at the T-Hub, but also powered him with top mentors to assist him in the process.
Idea is – an atmospheric water generator device that takes in air and converts it into drinking water with the help of Solar electricity and stores electricity.
Chandra Sekhar named the device – “The Wall” as it serves two purpose at once. Providing drinking water as well as electricity.
Image: Prototype of “The Wall”
Image Source: The News Minute
“Solar panels would charge the battery in the device, which in turn would help turn the atmospheric air into water. Also, the device can generate about 15 litres of water per day. Once the water storage limit is reached, the charged battery stops generating water. After this, the charged battery can be used to power other gadgets. And, once the prototype is ready, he is keen on taking the help of government to subsidize the product, which he hopes to retail at around 8000-9000 INR so that it will get wider market access.” – says Chandra Sekhar.
“With Chandra Sekhar, what I rediscovered was a young me. A super inquisitive kid at 15. I used to love physics. My parents did the best they could. But I just didn’t have an expert to guide and mentor me. Specifically, what I like about him is his imagination as opposed to bookish knowledge. That coupled with hunger can be a killer combo. What he lacked is what I have, experience. And a process driven approach to problem solving. With the right guidance he could go places and I sure hope he does,” said Jay Krishnan, former CEO of T-Hub.
Let’s hope “The Wall” could change the equation for water demand as this device is solving the problem of access to drinking water at least by a margin.