Nigeria to get new technology that generates clean water from the atmosphere


On Monday, Abuja saw the inauguration of a revolutionary device that generates clean, sustainable drinking water from the atmosphere.

The water-generating device is a plug-and-drink device that can extract 6000 litres, 900 litres, 220 litres, and 30 litres of clean and sustainable water from the atmosphere per day.

During the device’s launch, Watergen President Michael Mirilashvili highlighted that the novel solution was based on a worldwide, patented unique heat exchange technology that is safe, effective, inexpensive, and, most importantly, ecologically benign.

He said: “It creates drinking water sources right at the point of consumption thereby eliminating the carbon-intensive supply chains and the environmentally harmful plastic wastes that cannot be recycled.

“I am very happy that we have such a great partner as Nzan Ogbe, that cares for his nation and shares our principles and values in his decision to provide Watergen, safe, high quality and tastiest drinking water from the air to the Nigerian people. We will certainly support every goodwill of our partner.”

In addition, Ukonwa Ikedife, Director of Macif Projects and Distributions Limited, stated that given that access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and that the World Health Organisation has estimated that only 19% of Nigerians have access to safe drinking water, Nigeria continues to struggle with providing safe and clean drinking water.

“Our partnership with Watergen seeks to close this gap while reducing our carbon footprint in contribution towards global climate action.”

She said: “GEN-L is perfect for large communities and factories, while the Gen-M Pro would be appropriate for commercial, residential, and industrial uses such as schools, hotels, and hospitals. The GENNY, which requires a simple plug-in, is suitable for home and office use.

“While the state-of-the-art water treatment system has unique filters, UV and mineralization cartridge as part of its purification process to produce the highest quality safe and tasty drinkable water, according to the EPA and NSF61 requirements for safe drinking water.”

Watergen’s water production devices, which it is bringing into the Nigerian market in collaboration with Macif Projects and Distribution Limited, range from an inside machine with an output capacity of roughly 30 litres of water per day to an outdoor device with an output capacity of up to 6,000 litres per day.