We might find many things leaking from a car and these are considered to be discarded. However, Doug Martin a Ford Engineer does not think so, he has developed a system to collect the air-conditioning (A/C) condensation and lets you drink the resulting water.
During the summer, we've seen that water drips from the bottom of the cars, this is a result of the cold A/C lines condense water from the air. Not many of us have made use of the water that leaks out and ends as waste and runs down to the ground.
Martin along with his colleague John Rollinger developed a system which captures the condensed water and route it through a 0.1-micron filter to remove any particulate or organic contaminants and converts to drinking water by pumping to a small faucet on the centre console.
They call the system as "On-The-Go-H2O and is capable of pumping nearly two litres of water in an hour. Ford should probably bring this technology to cars on production and might help solve water requirements while you travel.
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