North Central Railway
No. 11PR/07/2020Press ReleaseDate: 03.07.20
Air to Water Generator installed in North Central Railway HQ and Prayagraj Divisional office for conservation of ground water
North Central Railway has taken many initiatives towards ground water conservation
In a bid to conserve ground water and to produce pure and mineral rich drinking water utilizing moisture available in air, EnHM wing of North Central Railway has provided Air to Water Generators at HQ office Subedarganj and Divisional office Prayagraj division. This plug and play type self-contained unit is capable of generating approximately 100 litres drinking water per day through condensation of moisture available in air and supply safe and mineral rich drinking water after multiple stage filtration and UV purification process. This equipment is highly effective in our climatic condition as air is moist in all seasons thus water yield is high which also makes it energy efficient with consumption of only 0.4 units of electricity per litre of pure cold and normal temperature water dispensed through two taps provided in this self-contained unit. This unit doesn’t require any plumbing, piping etc. except for normal 220 to 240 volts electricity supply making it suitable for use in any indoor or outdoor conditions. Based on atmospheric temperature and relative humidity (measurement of moisture availability in air ) ,this equipment is capable of generating 70 to 100 liters of pure drinking water per day. Generated water through this Air to Water Generator is WHO & BIS compliant and approved by ministry of Jalshakti and mineral rich making it safe for use without any need of further purification etc. and cold and normal temperature supply from the equipment covers varied need of different users. This packaged unit is equipped with 50 liters condensed water tank and 20 liters each of purified cold and warm water tank which allows condensation and storage of atmospheric water continuously and meets demand of drinking water during peak hours. State of the art temperature and relative humidity controller provided on the equipment panel allows climate control to meet varied indoor and outdoor condition besides getting dry air as byproduct in indoor conditions for increased level of comfort to occupant in location like offices etc .
General Manager North Central and Northern Railway Sri Rajiv Chaudhry inspected the Air to Water Generator installed in NCR HQ and said that it can be customized to have bigger storage tank and can be provided at wayside stations and small colonies having seasonal water crisis.
North Central Railway has taken many initiatives towards ground water conservation including recycling of 15.4 crores liters water annually through water recycling plant of 25 lakh liters per day installed capacity, water audit of 17 stations to bring economy in usage, digging ofsix water ponds of total 428 Lakhs liters capacity in Jhansi – Bina section etc.With installation of 50000 liters water recycling plant HQ office of NCR has already become the first unit to achieve “Zero Discharge Unit”.09 rain water harvesting plants have also been commissioned last year and NCR has is working on ambitious plan of additional 165 rooftop rain water conservation projects.