Qualitative and quantitative study of water obtained from condensate atmosphere humidity in Bandar Abbas air conditioners


Amir Hossein Mahvi 1 , Vali Alipour 2 , * , Leyla Rezaei 3 , Ahmad Nohegar 4 , Mohammad Mehdi Hosainzadeh 5


1 Assisstant Professor Department of Environmental Health, Tehran Univerity of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Environmental Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 BSc of Environmental Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Associate Professor Department of Watershed, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 Assistant Professor Department of Eart Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (1); e87850
Published Online: October 20, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 22, 2012
Accepted: October 20, 2012




Introduction: Earth's atmosphere contains billion cubic meters of fresh water, which is considerable as a reliable water resource, especially insultry areas. What is important in this context, how to extract the water, in an economic manner. In order to extract water from air conditioner, no need to spend any cost, because water produced as a by-product and trouble production. The aim of study was to evaluate the quantity and chemical quality of water obtained from Bandar Abbas air conditioners.
Methods: This cross - sectional study was conducted during March to December of 2010.
Sixty six samples were taken in cluster random plan. Bandar Abbas divided into four clusters; based on distance to shore and population density. Chemical tests which included: turbidity, alkalinity, total hardness, dissolved solids (TDS) and electrical conductivity (EC) and quantity measurement were performed on them. T-test and ANOVA were used for statistical analysis. Results: Obtained water had slightly acidic pH, near to neutral range. Total dissolved solids, electrical conductivity, total hardness and alkalinity of extracted water were in low rate. Each air conditioner produced 36 liter per day averagely. Split types obtained more water to window air conditioners.
Conclusion: With regard to some assumptions, approximately 4680 to 9360 cubic meter per day water is obtainable which is suitable for many municipal and industrial water applications.


Atmospheric Moisture - Water Extraction – Condensation - Bandar Abbas

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