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Low-cost gel film can pluck drinking water from desert air

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2022)

Titre : Low-cost gel film can pluck drinking water from desert air

Researchers developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull drinkable water from the air in even the driest climates.

ScienceDaily (May 23, 2022)

Résumé
More than a third of the world’s population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a solution that could help people in these areas access clean drinking water.

The team developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull water from the air in even the driest climates. The materials that facilitate this reaction cost a mere $2 per kilogram, and a single kilogram can produce more than 6 liters of water per day in areas with less than 15% relative humidity and 13 liters in areas with up to 30% relative humidity.

Story Source  : University of Texas at Austin

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