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Max Water
Max Water

Max Water

The Whisson vertical windmill cools the air passing through the whirling blades. As it does so, a proprietary process collects condensate, yielding fresh water from the air. The water trap apparatus can generate useful resource for consumption.

Stage of Development 
"We at Water Un Limited are still in the Development and Testing stage of prototype development. We do not, therefore, currently have a working model that the public can purchase." (Elizabeth Ellis, Administrator; April 23, 2008)

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"The MAX WATER has the potential to produce water from air using a turbine containing refrigerants. If successful, this technology will be capable of supplying commercial quantities of water for a wide variety of uses powered by wind energy alone. If successful the technology developed by Dr Max Whisson may represent the most important breakthrough in water production in recent years. The commercialisation of Max Water may be by license, direct sales, distributor networks or a combination of these. Under any marketing strategy a percentage of units produced will be donated via appropriate charitable organizations to supply water to areas of extreme poverty in developing economies."

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Videos

(1:20 minutes)

  • Potentially the world's first continuous source of water - The MAX WATER has the potential to produce water from air using a turbine containing refrigerants. If successful, this technology will be capable of supplying commercial quantities of water for a wide variety of uses powered by wind energy alone. If successful the technology developed by Dr Max Whisson may represent the most important breakthrough in water production in recent years. The commercialisation of Max Water may be by license, direct sales, distributor networks or a combination of these. Under any marketing strategy a percentage of units produced will be donated via appropriate charitable organizations to supply water to areas of extreme poverty in developing economies. (YouTube; March 28, 2007)

Patents

WO2007009184

WO2007009184
GUST WATER TRAP APPARATUS
WHISSON, Maxwell Edmund
1-25-2007
Applicant: WATER UN LTD (AU); WHISSON MAXWELL EDMUND
EC: IPC: E03B3/28; B01D5/00; E03B3/00 (+1)

Abstract 
A Gust Water Trap Apparatus comprises means (9, 42, 52) for receiving air from ambient wind and means for feeding the received air into a compression chamber (46, 56). Restriction means (21, 41) leads from the compression chamber into a condensation chamber (18). The apparatus leads to an increase in the pressure of air from wind gusts so that the air loses energy and is cooled further in the condensation chamber so as to deposit liquid water in the condensation chamber.

WO2006017888

WO2006017888

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COOLING OF AIR WHISSON, Maxwell Edmund 2-23-2006 EC: B01D5/00B16; B01D5/00K12; (+4) IPC: (IPC1-7): F25B27/00; B01D5/00; F03D9/00 (+1)

Abstract 
A wind turbine apparatus (40) for cooling of air having a wind turbine (10) axially connected to a refrigeration compressor (13) arranged to compress refrigerant, means (18) for conducting compressed refrigerant centrifugally outwards, means for causing the compressed refrigerant to lose pressure (23) so as to cool fades (16) of the wind turbine (10), and means for returning spent refrigerant centripetally to the compressor (13).

Profile

Company: Water UN Limited

Water UN Limited was incorporated to acquire the technology and intellectual property associated with water from ambient air technology, also known as ‘the Max Water', from world renowned Perth based inventor Dr Max Whisson.


Inventor: Max Whisson

In the News


  • Saving Water Special: Max Whisson - Perth’s Dr Max Whisson set out four years ago to do something about Australia’s lack of water. The result is Max Water, a simple way of harvesting pure water from an unlimited source – the atmosphere. Designed to have minimal impact on the environment, be space efficient and use zero fossil fuels, Max Water uses condensation and the kinetic energy of a wind turbine to literally make water out of thin air. (ABC News, The New Inventors series; May 30, 2007)
  • Cry Me a River - 'Australian Story' documentary. (ABC News; May 22, 2007)
    • Windmills of Your Mind (video links and photo gallery) - Whisson believes he can solve the current water crisis with his Water Windmill invention, a unique technology to extract moisture from the atmosphere - partly inspired by a little beetle called Stenocara.
  • The Whisson Windmill - Water From Air, Why Not? - Dr Whisson himself describes his Whisson Windmill as follows: "The essential principle is that more wind is used for power than for water supply. In other words, the area of power turbines is greater than the area of turbines leading to water harvest. This is all made much easier by the invention of a new kind of wind turbine or 'windmill'. The amount of water available in the air is for all forseeable practical purposes unlimited. The bottom 1 kilometre (in the atmosphere) alone contains about 1.000,000,000,000,000 litres of water and that is turned over every few hours. The "Whisson Windmill" or Max Water From Air device will make it possible to get adequate water anywhere at any time, drought or no drought."
  • Water from wind - "[Max] Whisson's design has many blades, each as aerodynamic as an aircraft wing, and each employing 'lift' to get the device spinning... They don't face into the wind like a conventional windmill; they're arranged vertically, within an elegant column, and take the wind from any direction... The secret of Max's design is how his windmills, whirring away in the merest hint of a wind, cool the air as it passes by... With three or four of Max's magical machines on hills at our farm we could fill the tanks and troughs, and weather the drought. One small Whisson windmill on the roof of a suburban house could keep your taps flowing. Biggies on office buildings, whoppers on skyscrapers, could give independence from the city's water supply. And plonk a few hundred in marginal outback land — specifically to water tree-lots — and you could start to improve local rainfall." (The Australian; January 27, 2007)
    • Water From Wind - writeup in The Australian by columnist Phillip Adams about a new windmill design that extracts water from air. The article gives few details of how it works, because patent protection is not yet in place, but what is revealed sounds promising. (Slashdot; January 30, 2007)
    • Water from wind- an inventor in Australia claims to defeat global warming - "Though it sounds like something Luke Skywalker would be using on Uncle Owen's farm, the Whisson vertical windmill actually does cool the air passing through the whriling blades. As it does so, a secret process collects condesate, fresh water from the air. One of these could remove your suburban house from the public water supply. A big one could remove a high-rise apartment. Three or four, providing irrigation water for trees, could actually pull off Israel's miracle cure for desertification- as the trees slowly take over for, and create the same effect as, the windmills." (Technocrat.net; MA; Jan. 30, 2007)

Videos

See http://www.waterunlimited.com.au/video.html

  • Max Water -Graphical representation of what Max Water will be capable of. (YouTube; March 28, 2007)

Comments

Drop in a World Bucket

On Jan. 31, 2007, New Energy Congress member, Ken Rauen wrote:

Though this is possible, it is miniscule. Don't expect to pump water from these devices! You can carry a few jugs away in a day... This won't be a significant source of fresh water for the world.

Contact

Max Whisson MB,BS FRCPath
Unit 5 70 Subiaco Road
Subiaco WA 6008
Australia
email: info@maxwaterdesal.com

"If you’re interested, email me at PhillipAdams1 {at} bigpond.com. After some filtering I’ll pass the messages on to Max, particularly if you have a few million to invest." [1]

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