DUBAI: A wind turbine that captures humidity from the air and turns it into drinking water could be used in offshore developments.
A two-year test for the experimental device, developed by the French company Eole Water, will start in Dubai this year on an artificial island owned by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG), in the Waterfront.
"If all goes well we'd love to purchase it and keep it there on a more permanent basis," said Amie Lenkowiec, a project manager at EMEG.
"This is an exciting development and could work for other islands that don't have access to drinking water."
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