Finally we can create water from the air using Solar Powered Device
The global warming is real and we are dealing with water issue across the planet which is not seen many as a pressing condition. Thankfully, a new research has helped in bringing such Solar Powered Device into the world which will help in harvesting drinking right from the air. It is fascinating to note that our atmosphere contains as much as 13,000 trillion liters of waters which remains untapped. Technology news gripping everyone states that a new Solar Powered Device has been developed a team of researchers from US which has the potential to extract potable water from the air. It doesn’t need a huge power sources rather it relies on the solar energy.
The new solar powered water harvester
The best thing about this Solar Powered Device is that it will be of great help in generating waster in low relative humidity (RH) of just 20 percent. This low level of RH is commonly found in the deserts and arid areas all around the world. This also happens to be major challenged for the team to overcome as getting water of the air through solar power is almost next to impossible in such conditions. Technology news has stated that the solar water harvester is based on the experimental data generated by the scientist and this has been married with a theoretical framework for the next stage.
Secondly this Solar Powered Device has to be made economically viable by ensuring that it isn’t an energy hog. Therefore researchers had worked hard at making the ‘solar energy’ input work like a charm with this air water harvesting technology so it remains affordable for the target region users to employ in the upcoming future. Lead researcher on this project has stated that this technology will help in bringing quality drinking water in the remote arid areas of India. Furthermore the large scale utilization of this device will certainly help in changing the landscape of the water usage in India specifically in the sunlight abundant but water scarce regions.
How this technology came into being?
A number of technology news has stated that the core of this device happens to be a metal-organic framework has been constructed at MIT. This framework is made up with a class of unique materials which shows high porosity levels. These framework materials possess a high affinity for the water molecules while results in actively pulling water out of the air. Fortunately this framework doesn’t hold up on the water too tightly so that it becomes concentrated. Once the water has been derived from the air then it’s released using the temperature changes induced by the natural sunlight. The resultant water is absorbed on a thin film which this device stores in a condenser.
As per technology news forwarded by the team the absorption and desorption rate of this Solar Powered Device is set at creating 2.8 liters of water in 12 hours with RH level below 20 percent. The rooftop tests conducted by researchers at MIT have shown commendable results for this device in the outdoor conditions.