Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) will be collaborating with Teerthaa. A sustainable technology company, to develop a device that can generate potable water from atmospheric air Called ‘Nero’. The optimised desiccant solar still device will produce 4 to 5 litres of potable water per day.
The developed product will be cost-efficient as it is intended to reach the mass market at affordable prices, have negligible operating costs as its power source will be solar thermal energy and have minimal maintenance cost as there are no moving parts involved in the equipment, said a press release here on Friday.
Highlighting the importance of this development, Ravindra Gettu, dean (industrial consultancy and sponsored research), IIT-Madras, said, “The collaboration is expected to have a major impact on remote areas and persons who are isolated from conventional water sources.”