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    Here's one of there " Better ideas " LOL
    Description: Ford and Lincoln are considering a new feature which will dispense fresh water inside your vehicle from an on-board reservoir. Water would be dispensed on demand into a personal water bottle or other vessel.

    Water Collection: An on board reservoir is filled by harvesting water vapor from the air via condensation – a process called Atmospheric Water Generation. This water-collection method is currently used for humanitarian aid projects and in military applications.


    Water Purification: No chemical disinfectants such as Fluoride or Chlorine are used. The automatic water purification process is called Ozone Purification, and is similar to methods used by many premium bottled water brands. Overall cleanliness of the water exceeds tap water standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quisp View Post
    Here's one of there " Better ideas " LOL
    Description: Ford and Lincoln are considering a new feature which will dispense fresh water inside your vehicle from an on-board reservoir. Water would be dispensed on demand into a personal water bottle or other vessel.

    Water Collection: An on board reservoir is filled by harvesting water vapor from the air via condensation – a process called Atmospheric Water Generation. This water-collection method is currently used for humanitarian aid projects and in military applications.


    Water Purification: No chemical disinfectants such as Fluoride or Chlorine are used. The automatic water purification process is called Ozone Purification, and is similar to methods used by many premium bottled water brands. Overall cleanliness of the water exceeds tap water standards.
    IIRC BMW was fiddling with this idea a while back. Aside from filtering the water effectively enough, the idea is very simple. "Atmospheric water generation" makes it sound elaborate, but all they would be doing is taking the water condensate that drips from the evaporator coil of your HVAC system. Normally it just drains out the bottom of the car. Under most conditions, you could reliably "harvest" at least a liter per hour. My biggest concern would be the filtering though. I know filters have come a long way in recent years, but a wet, dark, dirty air duct is a great environment for all sorts of nasty things to grow like the legionnella (the organism that causes legionaire's disease). I'd feel a lot more comfortable if they had something like a UV purification lamp in there to prevent that.

 

 
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