Air to water generators installed in 3 Chennai Metro stations

All 41 metro stations in Chennai have installed reverse osmosis equipment which will dispense drinking water for the passengers on the concourse level.

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): To provide drinking water to the passengers on the Chennai metro stations, atmospheric water generators have been installed which convert air into water. The 41 metro stations in Chennai have installed reverse osmosis equipment which will dispense drinking water for the passengers on the concourse level.

The officials informed that they carried out a series of inspections before installing the dispensers on the concourse level. CMRL installed three such generators each costing Rs 6 lakh in three metro stations as part of a CSR project by their consultant.

These generators absorb moisture from the air’s humidity. It then passes through a condenser where the coils convert the water into water droplets, which are then disposed in a tank. The water is then ozonated by an ozone generator. Through a water dispenser, the water is delivered to commuters as regular and cold water from the tank.

Officials from the CMRL said the ozonated water is safe to drink. Officials said the system will also help in tackling the shortage of water in the city and that they now don’t have to depend on the water supply to purify and serve potable water to commuters.

According to sources, the officials don’t have plans to install this system in other stations as of now because they have to see whether it is cost effective to install on the other stations or not.

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