As COVID-19 continues, industries are coming together to address the element that keeps us alive: water.
If there’s anything the world has learned these past four months as COVID-19 has continued to spread, it’s that the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that human societies can transform themselves and economies around the world, but it comes at a cost.
The newest strain of the coronavirus has now forced entire countries into lockdown mode, forcing governments to issue stay-at-home orders, which has led to a financial-market meltdown. We are watching governments rushing to protect their state citizens medically with social-distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders except for essential businesses.
It’s for this reason the global pandemic demands a forceful, immediate response. Specifically, to usher in global systemic change by taking a closer look at our planetary crisis—that’s right, remember issues concerning deforestation, biodiversity loss, and climate change? But with COVID-19 still at large, we’ve entered an entirely different ecosystem—learning that we can certainly make transformational changes overnight; hell, we’ve already gone digital.
But, while experts’ race to find a cure to COVID-19, others are turning their efforts to focusing on the world’s additional concerns—creating perpetually clean water and usable energy. It’s time we look to shift from industrial to regenerative agriculture, as it would enhance economic and environmental resilience and helping to create jobs for those who have lost theirs.
Re-imagining the Rules for Social Distancing
Grit Daily spoke with two co-founders of Chaac Technologies, Inc., a company that uses its proprietary system to create perpetual clean water and usable energy.
For Jake Hammock and Sam Kimzey, both of whom are U.S. Army Veterans, with experience in DARPA—research operations for Hammock and the Department of Energy, FEMA and infrastructure for Kimzey, who was also an Executive Fellow at the Harvard School of Government.
Hammock, also a professor, recently appeared on FOX News’ Fox & Friends, where he showed the world how he virtually tutors the children of health care workers, in helping to ease the burden of home-schooling during COVID-19.
Both executives have been hard at work on a mechanism that extracts water and power from the atmosphere to create fresh water, electricity, heat and compressed air for agricultural business, utility or industrial customers.
Implementing such an infrastructure for self-sustained communities that breathe easier, the company has developed a process that is carbon free and removes solid particles from the air. It could provide developers, commercial facilities or governments with resources to use, to support industry and even to sell.
In the current pandemic or future times of contagion, regenerative access to water and energy could re-imagine the rules for quarantine or social distancing. With improved sanitation and lifestyle practices, we could side-step the source of much contagious disease completely. Communities and regions could become self-sustaining with access to the fundamental building blocks for food, materials and industry on their own.
It wasn’t the desire for solitary living that inspired Hammock as a futurist and technologist to invent the technology for Chaac—rather, it was his observation of the way condensation and compression occur in nature as he was watching a huge Nimbus cloud form in the sky.
Formed when air is forced into a smaller volume, a Nimbus cloud grows larger as the pressure and temperature increase. Lower-temperature ambient air cools the hot compressed air, along with a small decrease in the temperature puts the compressed air in a saturated state.
But how do Nimbus clouds fit into this picture?
Fresh water, warmth and compressed air, which produces electricity—and, perhaps, the closest thing possible to the recurring production of each that could sustain the system and uses into perpetuity.
Water is a human right. And for other technologies looking to tap into the industrial sector, there is an abundant, untapped source of clean drinking water in the air around us to distribute.
Our technology provides a very comprehensive solution to the water crisis that will work as well in the developing world as it will in the technologically advanced areas.
For the future, technologies like this one provide for a very comprehensive solution to the water crisis that will help assist the developing world as well as improve the qualify of life for everyone during this global pandemic.