+ How do atmospheric water generators (AWG) work?
KONIA water generators work on a simple process of passing air through a refrigerated coil, extracting the humidity out of the air, and then passing the captured water through a series of filters. The filters consist of a UV light, Sediment Filter, Pre-Carbon Filter, Ultra Filtration (down to 0.0001 Microns), and Post-Carbon Filter. Once the water is in the holding tank, it is also treated with Ozone with the patented BIO-CONTROL which keeps the water fresh, and bacteria and virus free without chemicals.
+ Can contaminants pass from the air to the water?
The filtration system and the UV systems will eliminate everything from the air. This fine filtration system, coupled with KONIA's patented BIO-CONTROL, assures a constant and safe supply of pure, fresh, filtered water with hot and cold demand.
+ How much water do your purifiers and generators produce?
The amount of water produced depends on the machine size and humidity levels at the time. The KONIA residential units produce between 19 - 57 litres (5 - 15 gallons) of pure water per day @ 35% RH @ 21C/70F.
+ Can I order a system larger than the residential unit?
We have utility systems available that can be designed and built with needs of up to 3,785,400 litres (1,000,000 gallons) per day or more. Our customized mobile trailers will produce 946 - 3,785 litres (250 - 1000 gallons) per day of drinking water to provide disaster relief for areas hit by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods etc., or towns and villages that simply don't have a potable source of safe drinking water. The flexibility of our products is limited by the needs of the customer.
+ What humidity levels do they need to work?
Our water generators will produce water when the relative humidity (RH) is above 30% @ 21C/70F. They can still produce water at lower RH levels, but the unit will be required to run for a longer period of time in order to produce the same amount of water. During a low RH period, the KONIA units can augment the supply with a connection to any pressurized water system - providing the same pure filtrated water through the unit.
+ How safe is the water?
Water produced from our water generators is the cleanest source known to mankind. We tap the world's purest water source which is also the world's most renewable source. It comes from nature's water filtration system; the sun and the ocean. No need for chemicals to keep the water free of bacteria and virus as our patented filtration system eliminates those naturally with UV light, Ultra Filtration and natural Ozone. Our unique 5 - 8 stage filtration system purifies the water to 99.999% purity. Once you have tasted this water, you will never go back to tap or bottled water again.
+ Do the units produce hot and cold water?
Yes! Our units produce both hot and cold water. Our hot water faucets are also equipped with additional child safety locks for your child's safety.
+ Can this technology work in cold climates?
Yes, they will work in cold climates. Our KONIA units are a split system, which means that you can place the water generator in a remote location in the building (such as a heated garage, basement, or utility room) and the purifier can be placed in the kitchen. In cooler climates, the indoor humidity levels may be low for a period of time, but the KONIA units can augment the supply with a connection to any pressurized water system - providing the same pure filtrated water through the unit.
+ What is the lowest temperature it can work in?
Our water generators have been tested to produce water in temperatures as low as 12C/54F.
+ How long has this technology been available?
Previously, manufacturers concentrated on producing these atmospheric water generators (AWG) for areas around the world with low water availability. Without proper certification, those products were not allowed into North America. Now, with water shortages, water quality issues, and the rising cost of bottle water, CLEAN WAVE PRODUCTS has taken the first step in being the exclusive distributor of KONIA products in the Americas (North, South, Central and Caribbean). KONIA has been around for 15 years and is the recognized leader in the industry.
+ How cost effective are our water generators?
Our units produce water for pennies per gallon - as little as $0.025 per litre or $0.09 per gallon or even lower in some areas (depending on the electricity cost in your area and the temperature and humidity level in the area). Compared to bottle water at $1.65 per litre or $6.10 per gallon, the savings can be substantial. See our interactive water calculator for approximate costs and water production for your specific region!
+ Are there any other costs to maintain the water generator?
The only additional cost, other than electricity, is filter replacement. Filters only need to be replaced every 3000 - 6000 litres (793 - 1585 gal)!