Quest Water’s proprietary WEPSTM WaterMaker atmospheric Water Extraction and Purification Systems is able to provide water scarce regions with an alternate, sustainable, pure source of water without exploiting current, limited freshwater resources. The WEPSTM technology operates by converting humidity into water; known as atmospheric water extraction. Moisture from the atmosphere is drawn into the system and condensed. The Company’s proprietary purification technologies then convert the condensate into the purest form of water. The design of Quest Water’s process incorporates many aspects of proven technology combined with its WEPSTM proprietary process specifically designed to meet the climatic conditions and local regulatory framework of the installation site.
The atmosphere contains approximately 13,000 cubic kilometres of fresh water as water vapour, six times the amount of water in all of the rivers worldwide. If all 7 billion people on Earth used water from atmospheric water extraction processors at 50 litres per day, they would consume daily only 0.0025% of available atmospheric water. Atmospheric humidity can be forecast in advance as can climatic conditions, allowing planning for maximum water production at times of peak humidity. The earth’s hydrologic system is also constantly replenishing the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere. In turn, WEPSTM does not exploit local water supplies, and the system uses no chemicals and produces no pollution or harmful by-products in its production of clean drinking water.
Dehumidifiers and air conditioning equipment using refrigerant systems have been extracting water vapour from the air for generations, but too inefficiently to be considered practical up until now. The crucial difference between Quest Water's WEPSTM proprietary technology and other available equipment is Quest’s ability to capture water from the air more efficiently and economically. Atmospheric water vapour is an enormous fresh water resource that can be used with no negative environmental impacts.