At CES 2023 in Las Vegas recently, a US-based startup, Kara Water, demonstrated a water dispenser to harvest high-quality drinking water at home. The atmospheric water generator (AWG) produces antioxidant, anti-bacterial, ionised, and mineral-rich water straight from the air around you.

The winner of Consumer's Electronic Show (CES) 2023 honoree, Kara Pure is more than just a water dispenser; it combines the air purifier, dehumidifier, water filter, and dispenser into a single sleek stainless-steel tower that is a constant source of pure drinking water. 

The revolutionary water creation process

Water exists in the driest of environments but needs optimal conditions to be released for use. Water harvesting endeavours date back decades involving energy-intensive, restrictive, and costly approaches like dew-point simulation and pressurisation.

Kara Pure pulls the moisture in the air through a powerful desiccant, a substance with a high affinity for water. Although air is a relatively cleaner harvesting platform compared to soil, water obtained from it requires purification and sterilisation, nonetheless. Kara pure follows a rigorous multistage filtration process involving heating, carbon filtering, and periodic UV-C sterilisation to remove harmful airborne impurities and maintain purity and crispness over time.

"Our groundwater is contaminated or depleted, and we need to find a new way to provide drinking water to the people around the world," said CEO and co-founder Cory Soodeen, who grew up in a town where drinking water had high levels of contamination coercing the residents to purchase bottled water.

Kara Pure is a one-size-fits-all solution that reduces contaminated groundwater dependence and obliterates plastic waste by producing almost 300 litres of fresh, clean water monthly.

The water produced is fortified by a built-in ioniser that isolates the alkaline part resulting in 9.2+ pH alkaline spring-like water. It then infuses it with seven essential minerals; zinc, calcium, magnesium, lithium, selenium, strontium, and metasilicic acid, promoting healthy skin, hydration, and calmness. 

Contamination-free water

Periodic sterilisation every four hours ensures a continuous supply of bacteria and contamination-free water.

Its dehumidification feature reduces mould build-up by removing excess aerial water. It also monitors humidity levels, avoiding excessive dehumidification and maintaining it at a comfortable 25%.

Once moisture has been separated, the air is released back into the room following purification. Kara Pure boasts a 250-300 sq ft purification area making heavy metal and other impurity-free air a significant byproduct.