16th International Conference on Computer
Engineering and Systems (ICCES)

Atmospheric Water Generator Design and Implementation

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Wahied Gharieb Ali Abdelaal

Affiliation: Retired Professor, Computer and Systems Engineering Department -Faculty of Engineering - Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt.


A frequently report by the World Bank and McKinsey suggests the world is facing a 40% gap between the water supply and water demand. This gap is the result of a growing population, climate change, increasing demand, and the readily available volume of freshwater on the planet. Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey demonstrates that there is more water in the air than in all the rivers in the world: 3,000 cubic miles of water, or six times that flowing in our rivers today. Therefore, Atmospheric water generation is an alternative solution to face a globe water crisis. Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) consists of three basic processes as shown in figure below: air-filtering process to clean the inlet air from dust and dirt, dehumidification process to condense the water vapor from air, and water purification process to obtain safe and clean potable water free from bacteria. Finally, World Health Organization (WHO) standards are satisfied by adding required minerals.

Figure 1. AWG different processes

In this talk, different techniques to design AWG will be presented. Some examples of AWG in the world will be given. Research efforts to design and to implement AWG in Egypt will be also presented and discussed.

Prof. Wahied G Ali Abdelaal. He is a retired professor at Ain Shams University – Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering Department, Cairo, Egypt. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1984 and 1989 respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control and Production Planning from INPG-Grenoble France in 1994. From 2004 to 2013, he worked in Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University (KSU), KSA. He awarded excellence prizes in teaching and research excellence from KSU, KSA in 2008 and 2013 respectively. He was the Dean of Egyptian Academy for Engineering & Advanced Technology (EAE&AT), Affiliated to Ministry of Military Production during the period (2016-2021). His research interests include Intelligent Control Systems, Robotic Applications, Assistive Technology, PLC Applications, Nano-positioning Control, Piezoelectric Actuators, Energy Harvesting Systems, Atmospheric Water Harvesting Systems, and Biomedical Applications. He published more than 40 international papers, 4 books, and USA-Patent. He is an editor-in-Chief in Control Engineering, World Journal of Engineering and Technology (WJET).

E-mail: wahid_ali@eng.asu.edu.eg