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In field tests, device harvests water from desert air

ScienceDaily (March 22, 2018)

System could provide drinking water even in extremely arid locations

Titre : In field tests, device harvests water from desert air

ScienceDaily (March 22, 2018)
You really can extract clean drinking water right from the air, even in the driest of deserts, researchers have found. They’ve demonstrated a real-world version of a water-harvesting system based on metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, that they first described last year.

Even in the most arid places on Earth, there is some moisture in the air, and a practical way to extract that moisture could be a key to survival in such bone-dry locations. Now, researchers at MIT have proved that such an extraction system can work. The new device, based on a concept the team first proposed last year, has now been field-tested in the very dry air of Tempe, Arizona, confirming the potential of the new method, though much work remains to scale up the process, the researchers say

Story Source  : Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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