Solar Powered Unlimited Water Refill For Your Bike Rides

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  • 9 years ago

Water is one of the most essential tool when it comes to cycling. All that exercise makes you sweat, making your body feel dehydrated hence the need of water. Normally we are obviously on a limited supply of water. So long rides can either mean no water or access to not so good quality of water, especially if you are cycling in a country like Pakistan.

Kristof Retezàr, industrial design student at University of Applied Arts Vienna, has recently developed Fontus, a bike-mounted device that converts air moisture into water using solar power. In simple words, the device collects the moisture contained in the air, condenses it through thermoelectric cooling and stores it as safe drinking water. It can produce up to 0.5 liter of water in an hour’s time under the ideal climatic conditions.

According to Kristof his “goal was to create a small, compact and self-sufficient device able to absorb humid air, separate water molecules from air molecules and store water in liquid form in a bottle”.

Source: James Dyson Foundation

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