Though water covers more than two-third (about 70%) of the earth’s surface, still fresh water used for drinking purposes remains scarce (only about 2.5%). This is mainly due to presence of long coastlines & island nations. As a result most of the countries meet their water demands by desalination of sea water which is a very costly affair. In India, the state like Odisha has a long coastline. Till now Odisha has not developed a method from which water from sea can be used to provide drinking water to the people. The aim of this present work is to develop a portable device that can be used to meet the water requirement of a regular household. The device will first condense the water present in the atmosphere & then purify it so that it can be used for drinking. Such a device is called Atmospheric Water Generator. From this work, it was found that if the ambient temperature is 35 ºC or higher & if the relative humidity is greater than 50% then the device will function well & it will start condensing water. Thus in order to work the device in coastal areas of Odisha metrological datas are collected from internet for major coastal cities of Odisha and found that the relative humidity of coastal cities in Odisha remains above 50% throughout the year. Hence the developed device will work round the year without any problem.
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