ADB to introduce new drinking water solution in PH
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with U.S.-based Zero Mass Water, Inc., said it will host a demonstration of a new off-grid, solar-powered technology that will improve the quality of drinking water while also reducing the use of plastic bottles in urban and remote areas in the Philippines.
The demonstration will focus on the SOURCE Hydropanels, four of which are already installed on the rooftop of ADB headquarters.
The technology requires no input other than sunlight and air. It extracts water vapor from the air into an adsorbent material. The water flows into a reservoir where it is mineralized with calcium and magnesium for health and taste benefits.
Each SOURCE Hydropanel displaces up to 50,000 standard PET bottles providing high quality drinking water without the plastic.
“In cooperation with Zero Mass Water, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is deploying SOURCE Hydropanels with ADB support, which will see the project deliver clean water to eight island communities in the coming months,” ADB said in a statement.