The System That Turns Mist Into Water

Nebulon

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Overview

Nebulon is a system that turns the mist of the Colombian moorlands into drinking water. It is a device built with meshes that traps the drops of water suspended in the air and then channels, filters and stores the liquid that is 100% suitable for human consumption and agricultural activities.

Authors

Juan Sebastian Monroy Rodriguez

Juan Sebastian Monroy Rodriguez

Juan Carlos Torres Cure

Juan Carlos Torres Cure

Laura Rincon

Laura Rincon

School

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Professor

Gustavo A Yepes López

Gustavo A Yepes López

Innovation

This device is four square meters and can trap 28 liters of water daily, which is equivalent to 840 liters monthly and 10,220 annually, and is environmentally friendly.

The System That Turns Mist Into Water

Inspiration

Nebulón, is the result of theoretically advanced research in the classrooms of the Universidad La Gran Colombia and aims to produce drinking water from mist. It seeks to minimize the risk of droughts and reduce the pressure of natural ecosystems, such as the moorlands. "It is everybody's job to offer more creative and less destructive alternatives for the preservation of the water resources that we still have," says Jonny Umaña, creator of Nebulón.

Overall impact

Nebulon is a system that turns the mist of the Colombian moorlands into drinking water. It is a device built with meshes that traps the drops of water suspended in the air and then channels, filters and stores the liquid that is 100% suitable for human consumption and agricultural activities.

Nebulón is being used in Chipaque, Cundinamarca and La Belleza, Santander. The system is used by a farmer in the area who is collecting 28 liters of water during the night and early morning. He uses this for his personal consumption since the water in the sector is not suitable for human consumption because it is must be extracted from underground wells.

The next step is to implement the system in warmer climates like in La Guajira, where water is lacking.

Business benefit

This device is four square meters and can trap 28 liters of water daily, which is equivalent to 840 liters monthly and 10,220 liters annually, and it is environmentally friendly.

The next prototype of Nebulon will be made with materials such as industrial guadua. "We are going to manufacture the mist trap systems in the form of modules, so they are easy to transport and for anyone to uncover the box, assemble it and install it," he explained.

Social and environmental benefit

Nebulón is being used in Chipaque, Cundinamarca and La Belleza, Santander. The system is used by a farmer in the area who is collecting 28 liters of water during the night and early morning. He uses this for his personal consumption since the water in the sector is not suitable for human consumption because it is must be extracted from underground wells.

The next prototype of Nebulon will be made with materials such as industrial guadua. "We are going to manufacture the mist trap systems in the form of modules, so they are easy to transport and for anyone to uncover the box, assemble it and install it," he explained.

Interview

Jommy Umaña, Nebulon

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Nebulon

Nebulon

Bogotá, CO

Business Website: https://www.facebook.com/proyectonebulon/photos/a.1001644746655975.1073741830.915671268586657/1001653369988446/?type=3&permPage=1

Year Founded: 2016

Number of Employees: 2 to 10

Nebulon is a system that turns the mist of the Colombian moorlands into drinking water. It is a device built with meshes that traps the drops of water suspended in the air and then channels, filters and stores the liquid that is 100% suitable for human consumption and agricultural activities.