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New technology creates drinking water from dry air

A group of scientists, from the University of California Berkeley, developed a new technology that can help humanity solve the lack of clean water, in remote areas with no water source.

The new device can produce more than 1.3 liters of water per day per kilogram of a particular water-absorbent material, by extracting water molecules from the air, even if the humidity is less that 40%. This performance is explained by the use of a special material, metal-organic framework (MOF), which allows water molecules to be collected and condensed.

According to the researchers, this device can be produce at different sizes – ranging from the size of a microwave, which will be able to produce between 7 and 10 liters per day, to the largest size,  expected to produce 20,000 liters a day, enough to be used by a small community.

More about this new device created at the University of California Berkeley, available in the article published in ACS Central Science.

Source: New Atlas

 

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