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Extracting water from fresh air

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Eldorado

A new device developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can reportedly extract and condense clean water from dry air, without relying on electricity.

The solar powered device works by using temperature difference to transfer water molecules onto adsorbent materials, where the water is condensed using the heat from the sun, before being moved back into a container. When there’s no sunlight to heat the thermal plates that condense the water, molecules can be collected onto the materials before being harvested the next day.

Full story at UniLad UK: Link

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Manwon Lender
11 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

A new device developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can reportedly extract and condense clean water from dry air, without relying on electricity.

The solar powered device works by using temperature difference to transfer water molecules onto adsorbent materials, where the water is condensed using the heat from the sun, before being moved back into a container. When there’s no sunlight to heat the thermal plates that condense the water, molecules can be collected onto the materials before being harvested the next day.

Full story at UniLad UK: Link

53secs video:

 

If this is for real, and depending upon the amount of water it can produce daily the applications for a device like this are limitless. I wonder if it work on a planet like Mars, where most of the planets water is in the atmosphere or even on the Moon, all I can say is Wow.

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third_eye

New? 

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Collecting condensation for drinking water from www.wired.com
 
28 Mar 2014 — His stunning water towers stand nearly 30 feet tall and can collect over 25 gallons of potable water per day by ...

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Hardly... Just big Corp stretching the grubby hands at thin air again... 

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RoofGardener
19 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

A new device developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can reportedly extract and condense clean water from dry air, without relying on electricity.

The solar powered device works by using temperature difference to transfer water molecules onto adsorbent materials, where the water is condensed using the heat from the sun, before being moved back into a container. When there’s no sunlight to heat the thermal plates that condense the water, molecules can be collected onto the materials before being harvested the next day.

Full story at UniLad UK: Link

Ummm.. isn't it called "rain" ? 

 

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godnodog

there has been devices that do this for years, they´re called water condensers, for example warka water towers, though they work with different conditions. there are quite old structures that do this. 

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Manwon Lender
9 hours ago, RoofGardener said:

Ummm.. isn't it called "rain" ? 

 

That's good point, but this works when it isn't raining!!:P

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razman

Useful like on a survival raft in the ocean.

 

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