At MIT found a way to produce drinking water from dry air
Access to drinking water in the regions, which are characterized by dry climate and high average temperature, can be fraught with difficulties. The satisfaction of the needs of humanity in the water is one of the priority tasks for scientists around the world, to concentrate their efforts on projects alternative method of obtaining H2O.
Researchers from mit have found a pretty simple and effective solution to the lack of usable water, being able to extract it even from the heated air of the desert. The system is stationary bases have been tested in real conditions, for which the developers went to the town of Pace and installed on the roof of the University of Arizona the device.
The existence of field installation, the ability to extract from dry air the water became known in 2017, but no real testing of the technical capabilities of the system was perceived with considerable skepticism. However, the device was able to prove the efficiency, having allotted to the experiment day, about 250 ml of water when loaded with 1 kg of basic substance.
Extracting water from the air in modern reality is not something complicated: here the key role is played by the rate of humidity, which directly affects the productivity of the system. The device is originally from Massachusetts Institute of technology designed to extract water primarily from dry air, to achieve what previously could not. Thanks to its innovative components is a highly porous coordination polymers, known as metal-organic frameworks — the unit will provide water even in desert conditions at a humidity of only 10 %. Microparticles ORGANOMETALLIC frame first absorb water from the air, and then exposed to direct sunlight on the principle of conventional distillation distiller pure water condenseries in a special container.
The tests confirmed that the ORGANOMETALLIC frameworks of perfectly cope with this task and not leave behind the unnecessary impurities in the water. When the prototype device will acquire the commercial and will become a public tool for certain population groups remains a mystery. Developers, despite the results achieved, there is still a long work to improve the system parameters.