Hill Country inventor Terry LeBleu has invented a machine that turns thin air into clean, pure drinking water.(from KSAT-12)
Terry says all the parts to his invention are readily available stock items and he is willing to show you exactly how you can build one yourself.
The heart of his invention is Sears Kenmore 70-pint dehumidifier.
Condensed water is further purified and sterilized with filters and ultraviolet light.
It takes about three days to make 40 gallons of ultra-pure water that are stored in a food-grade plastic barrel.
The parts to the machine cost around $700 but he can sell you his pre-made Big Dipper for $800.
I will admit, right out of the gate, that I am no scientist. And I'm certainly not a hydrologist. But -- now, correct me if I'm wrong -- I seem to remember that distilled water is pure water, and distillation relies on condensation. So, wouldn't anything that is condensed out of the air already be pure water? Why the need for the filters and the ultraviolet light to further purify and sterilize, unless merely to add cost? (Remember! The fully assembled Big Dipper only costs $800!) Seems to me like a plain ole Sears Kenmore 70-pint dehumidifier is all you really need, right?
Well, that and some humid air.
And what the hell does "ultra-pure" mean anyway?