The Humidity Collection Apparatus, a newly patented technology available for licensing, acquisition and investment; provides a cost-effective alternative for water production in areas with inadequate water supply and for consumers facing economic water scarcity. Acquisition of this technology is best suited for slow-growth focused companies in the emerging markets of new generation electronic motors (ie: reluctance & torque motors), balanced/digital compressors, HVAC, as well as agricultural and agrivoltaic tech companies.
Key Features to this Technology:
- A key feature to this technology is it’s scalability. A device can be designed for any application and can provide cost advantages in any US market.
- The patent protections (covering 41 claims) also prevent alternative methods of accumulation and release of water on other forms of refrigeration circuitry, providing greater protection against competition.
- Though best suited for humid environments; this device is capable of working in nearly any climate, including freezing and arid conditions.
- The patented technology was developed by following the law of irreducible complexity; the most efficient mechanism with the fewest parts is the most effective.
- The patented technology also follows the law of energy conservation by utilizing mechanical heat that would otherwise be wasted.
- Technology transfers from the refrigeration industry, providing for low R&D and start-up cost.
- This device produces more water at lower cost than the competition; it’s also less expensive to build and maintain.
- In many regions this technology has the ability to compete on the price scale of municipal water and can provide relief for areas suffering from economic water scarcity due to crumbling infrastructure.
Product Line Details:
At the heart of this device lies the compressor, a key to the products efficiency. Current developments in electronic motors and balanced compression mechanisms have created modern Smart Compressors that dramatically increase the device’s efficiency.
HydroDrop Mini – portable, personal & small home use; 110V
HydroDrop – small home & garden, portable, modular, base model; 120/125V
HydroDrop Max – large home & garden, farming; 220V/240V
HydroStorm – portable, modular, farming, livestock & wildlife
HydroStorm Max – commercial, farming, municipal
HydroStorm Oasis – off grid power & water agrivoltaic greenhouses
Note: all lines of Smart Compressors exist on the market except for the HydroDrop* and HydroDrop Mini* (110V & 120V). The compressors available for these model lines still produce a competitively viable product. The development of these Smart Compressors would create additional demand from the home refrigeration market.
HydroDrop* Portable Modular System
Figure 1) A front view of the device.
A) Is the top portion of the device that houses the compressor and other
B) Is the middle portion housing the heat exchangers, fans and expansion
C) Is the reservoir tank for temporarily holding captured
D} Represents the control
E}Represents the outlet
F}Represents the power
Figure 2) A front view of the device without the water reservoir tank.
A} Represents the inlet pump hose.
B} Represents the water level gage.
A) 1st dual-function heat exchanger operating as a
B) 2nd dual-function heat exchanger operating as an
C) fan switched OFF represented as
D) 2nd fan switched ON represented as
E) expansion valve
F) water inlet port
G) water level gage port
Note: The blue arrows signify air flowing into the device while the red arrows signify air flowing out of the device.
Figure 4) A bottom view of the device depicting a 2nd cycle.
A)1st dual-function heat exchanger now operating as an evaporater
B)2nd dual-function heat exchanger now operating as a condensor
C) 1st fan now switched ON.
D) 2nd fan now switched OFF.
Heat Exchanger Concept
The heat exchangers have only two sides that are not insulated.
The inlet-side and outlet-side.
Figure 5) Depicts a front view of the heat exchanger.
This side is the inlet-side where the fan attaches.
The fin plates are positioned vertically and are widely spaced to prevent premature over icing at the inlet.
The black squares represent insulation.
The dark blue arrows represent the direction of fallen water and ice from the outlet-side.
Figure 6) Depicts the side view of the heat exchanger.
The fan now attached to the inlet-side.
The light blue arrows represent airflow sucked in by the fan.
The dark blue arrows represent the direction of fallen ice and water.
Refrigeration Circuit Description
Figure 7) A cross-sectional side view of the device depicting a 1st cycle.
B) 2nd dual-function heat exchanger operating as an evaporator, accumulating ice.
C) capacity-dimension condenser
E) expansion valve
F) 4-way/2-position directional control valve in 1st position.
H) 1st fan OFF
I) 2nd fan ON
J) water pump
A) 1st dual-function heat exchanger operating as an evaporator,
– now accumulating ice.
B) 2nd dual-function heat exchanger operating as a condenser,
– now releasing ice & water from previous cycle.
F) 4-way/2-position directional control valve in 2nd position.
H) 1st fan ON
I) 2nd fan OFF
B) 2nd dual-function heat exchanger
E) expansion valve
F) 4-way/2-position directional control valve
H) 1st fan
I) 2nd fan
J) power supply / power switch
K) circuit board
L) resistive hygrometer
M) 1st freeze stat
N) 2nd freeze stat
Note: orange lines represent electrical connections.
Note: operations of the water pump and water level gauge expressed in above are not shown.
The Humidity Collection Apparatus is covered by United States Utility Patents: 11,021,885; 10683,643 and 9,758,948
For additional information, licensing opportunities, and a full prospectus on the Humidity Collection Apparatus contact:
VP of Business Development