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Water from nothing could mean money for nothing for glass firm

Austrian glass and ceramic firm Sico Technology GmbH could soon be swimming in success after developing a device using their glass that is able to collect water out of the air.

And now the company in Bad Bleiberg in Carinthia is preparing to move into serial production of the device once a few modifications to their succesful prototype.

Water is filtered out of the air humidity by placing glass panels in special order over which the air passes, allowing water to be collected from moisture in the air both efficiently and fast.

Whilst testing the smaller version of the device some 30 litres of water were collected a day, say the experts at the firm.

By installing an even bigger commercial version of the device, it will be possible to collect about 6,000 litres a day - claims the company.

This invention will be able to produce drinkable water even in areas such as desserts.

Sico Technology said it now has the necessary worldwide patent to make their invention secure and have snapped up twelve more patents to allow further developments.

The development phase is also not finished yet with further refinements but Walter Nadrag, the manager of Sico Technology, says that they hope to be able to produce their product in serial production shortly.

Sico Technology employs around 40 people and its focus usually lies in producing and manufacturing quartzglass, silicon and ceramics.

But new inventions are a big factor in the company and Nadrag says that their main costumers are the automobile industry as well as the aerospace industry.

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