Ok, maybe its not in the water into wine level, but if this tech can be improved and refined it may be a future solution to help water starved nations.
If this is not futuristic, then the whole fuss about revolutionary technology does not really make sense. It may not make sense to many of us and may seem unreal or some sort of magic, but the self-filling water is already here with us. Known as Fontus, this is a water bottle that is in production and simply takes moisture from the surrounding humid air and turns it into clean and drinkable water.
Things that appear from thin air may seem magical, but they are not. So imagine you are outdoors and you run out of water, why not just pull it out of thin air using this magical-like water bottle known as Fontus, in fact under an hour that is if the air is fairly clean. Invented by Kristof Retezar, an industrial designer from Austria, Fontus was purposely designed to help over 1.2 billion people around the world who are facing water scarcity. Instead of relying on water purification systems that are complex and may take long, Fontus becomes a futuristic option that is simple to use and portable at the same time.
Retezar is quick to concede that Fontus is still in trial stage, but has already proved a success with its unique way of condensing humid air and changing it into drinkable water. The bottle has a series of hydrophobic-like ‘teeth’ that looks like some kind of toothbrush bristles that help turn the humid air flowing into the bottle into actual water droplets. Fontus has a small solar panel on top of the bottle that keeps its battery charged and perfectly works best between 86⁰C and 104⁰C.
Fontus is also incredibly structured to filter large contaminations that are present in the air including dust and bugs. The bottle’s filter is, however, not designed to keep out small contamination such as sediments. This will soon change in future models with Retezar hoping to come up with a carbon filter that will even be more perfect for people in regions that lack quality air and water is also scarce such as many mountainous regions.
For now, Retezar is hoping for funds from crowdfunding sources that will help him bring the one-of-its-kind water bottle to the market near you at a price not more than $100.