A mobile, self-propelled platform, which includes an enclosed trailer
containing a portable air-water recovery system, is disclosed. This
trailer includes a wind turbine mounted outside of the closed trailer
environment, and adapted for recovery of energy from an exhaust air
stream that is vented from within the enclosed trailer environment. The
energy generated from such exhaust air stream is used to supplement
traditional power sources associated with the operation of water
generation process. The energy recovered from the exhaust air stream is
projected to reduce the overall operating cost of the air-water recovery
system by least 25%, based upon its current energy consumption needs.
This system has application to other environments in which a force air
stream is produce incident to operation of a primary process, as for
example, where a high pressure, air dryer is used to remove moisture from
a product, or to accelerate a curing operation.