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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Continuously cycled water harvesting system from the atmosphere

2018
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

PIs: Kenneth E. Goodson and Juan G. Santiago, Mechanical Engineering

 

Harvesting water from the atmosphere could become a large source of fresh water, but current technologies use a lot of energy and require high humidity. The researchers will couple absorbent surface layers, solar heating, heat exchangers and capillary forces. They hope to increase water capture rate by more than 10 times.