Water from AIR, A New Category for the Bottled Water Industry
For the first time in the world, a packaged water bottling plant will utilize air to meet its water requirements. The plant has been set up by Maithri Aquatech for USATA Enterprises Pvt Ltd on a turnkey basis. This bottling plant sources all its water from Maithri Aquatech’s indigenous and sustainable water solution - MEGHDOOT Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) which was developed in partnership with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT).
USATA Enterprise’s ‘ARIA Lifewater’, the bottled water brand, will be the Gold Standard of water quality. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have approved the plant and the water, again a first in India. The quality of water generated by MEGHDOOT is also in line with drinking water quality standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Another first in the world is how the bottling plant is meeting its cooling requirements. As a side product of the water generation process, Maithri Aquatech’s MEGHDOOT also generates cool air, which will provide central cooling to the Water Testing Lab and the Bottling area, bringing down and maintaining the temperature between 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.
This one-of-a-kind project will be India’s contribution to the World for a water-secure future. With this project showcasing MEGHDOOT’s ability to scale, Maithri Aquatech will be replicating the solution for use in other large-format applications on a sustainable and water-positive basis.