One of the technologies that has been mentioned as being immediately suitable for E-Cat technology is desalination of seawater. The E-Cat is particularly suitable for desalination because of the amounts of heat that is needed in vacuum distillation — the most commonly used method of desalination processes used around the world. This of course would be of great benefit to communities that are close to the coast, and of course water can be pumped to inland areas.
There is, however, a different approach for producing potable water. The atmosphere itself is an ocean of water, and anyone who has used a dehumidifier knows that when air is exposed to a refrigerated coil, water can easily be extracted from the atmosphere.
While household dehuimidifiers produce only small quantities of water, there are ways to extract atmospheric water on a much larger scale. One company that is doing this is called Aqua Science Inc which makes a product they call the Emergency Water Station that can draw hundreds of gallons of water a day out of the atmosphere. A recent NPR report talks about how Aqua Science is using its technology in disaster zones and military installations currently for a cost of around 20 cents per gallon. The company claims that one of these portable container-sized units can provide enough drinking water for up to 5200 people per day in emergency situations.
Of course much power is required to run these condensing units — Aqua Science units use either a built in generator or an external electrical source. But, if you incorporate almost-free electricity produced by an E-Cat or other LENR source into these kinds of systems it shouldn’t be difficult to extract water continually at very inexpensive rates.
It doesn’t take much imagination to see how beneficial this kind of system could be if powered by almost free energy. These kinds of units could be used in agriculture, gardening, and for domestic water needs. Desert living could be enhanced tremendously by such technology, and it could be used in times of disruption to regular water supplies.
A shortage of fresh water is considered by many to be one of the most pressing global problems that we could be facing in upcoming decades — perhaps the emergence of LENR technology will provide tools to help deal with this critical issue.
Below is a video of Aqua Sciences CEO Abe Sher talking about his technology and how it uses technology that is more effective than simple distillation.