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Fort Lauderdale Company Makes Water Out of Air

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By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel

LAUDERDALE LAKES -- Wring cold water from South Florida's humid air and pour it in a tall glass.

That's the basic idea behind Drinkable Air, a company that makes a machine that produces purified water from moisture in the air. The company has opened its first factory in Lauderdale Lakes and expects to have an assembly line running by the end of the month.

Jeff Szur and his father, Al Szur, founded the company and invested more than $1.4 million in the business. It has a patent for the ozone process it uses to purify the water.

"Water shortage issues are just beginning," said Jeff Szur. The company plans to meet the need by building machines that produce purified water cheaply for homes and offices in developed countries, countries that have unsafe drinking water, and areas devastated by natural disasters.