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Air To Water!

30 August, 2015 in Uncategorized

AWA Modula 500

I’m really proud of my little sister Lucia!

Lucia has been a researcher for many years at the University of Pavia, and in the past she was part of a team that studied a wonderful machine that can produce water by condensing air moisture. Today, Lucia is employed as the R&D manager by Seas SA, a Swiss company that is actually manufacturing and selling such a machine, the AWA Modula. Yesterday, Seas showed their work within an Expo 2015 Event at the Swiss pavilion.

In a world where about 800 million people lack access to safe water it’s easy to understand how beneficial such a technology could be. The AWA Modula can produce water without any need of a primary source, because it works just like an air-conditioner especially optimized for water production (it only needs electrical power that can come from any source, including renewable ones). Just imagine: place it even in the desert, couple it with some solar panels and – voila’ – you have free, drinking water wherever you want!

Oh, and by the way, I’d like to say that I gave my little contribution to the project; I designed and wrote the simulation software (ATWsim, Air-To-Water sim) that Seas is currently using. The ATWsim software is a real-time simulation of the whole AWA Modula hardware inner thermodynamics processes, it can predict the actual behavior of the machine given the real-time conditions of the environment (ie water produced, energy consumption, etc.) or can be used to quickly prototype different configurations or enhancements of the device.

Merry Christmas

25 December, 2014 in Music, Uncategorized

Nativity Scene

I wish you all a really Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2015! May all your dreams come true!

White Christmas song (performed by me).