Solar Powered Water Harvester Turns Desert Air Into Drinking Water
Solar Powered Water Harvester Turns Desert Air Into Drinking Water.
Scientists demonstrated a new device designed to collect water straight from the ambient air using only solar power.
This water harvester can even pull moisture in desert climates where average humidity is as low as 20 percent.
Off-Grid Water Harvester Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with the University of California Berkeley, have developed a prototype for a device that pulls water from the air, using only ambient sunlight.
And there’s no resource more accessible than ambient air.
Considering what this device was able to produce at 20-30% humidity, it would be extremely useful in a densely-populated, consistently high-humidity city like San Antonio.
Abroad Outerbate, a village high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, is home to an 80-year old water supply system.
But, what if MIT’s water harvester could be implemented in Outerbate?
The average regional humidity is 40-80%.
Where else could this system help most?