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Water From The Air09-06-2018 18:05
James___
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They put together a box about two feet per side with a layer of MOF on top that sits exposed to the air. Every night the temperature drops and the humidity rises, and water is trapped inside the MOF; in the morning, the sun's heat drives the water from the powder, and it condenses on the box's sides, kept cool by a sort of hat. The result of a night's work: 3 ounces of water per pound of MOF used.

That's not much more than a few sips, but improvements are already on the way. Currently the MOF uses zicronium, but an aluminum-based MOF, already being tested in the lab, will cost 99 percent less and produce twice as much water.


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/box-sucks-pure-water-dry-235835591.html
09-06-2018 18:33
Into the Night
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LOL. That happens naturally in any desert.

It's called 'dew'. It is much of the water source for critters in desert environments.
09-06-2018 19:34
James___
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Into the Night wrote:
LOL. That happens naturally in any desert.

It's called 'dew'. It is much of the water source for critters in desert environments.



...Amazing, you are simply amazing itn. You think you are smart because you know what any 2nd grader does.
09-06-2018 20:54
James___
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...What itn doesn't understand is that such ideas can be better developed. This is just an initial first step for those involved. Who knows, maybe one day they can use a fan to pull air through it and when it catches enough water it just starts flowing out of it. With something like this that would be the goal. This is because a vacuum would be achieved between the fan and the MOF which would create a "cooler" area that would mimic the arid atmosphere at night. Even shading and misting water over an area can drop the temperature 20° F. with no decrease in atmospheric pressure. This means the water they capture could be used to make the process more efficient.
10-06-2018 07:10
Into the Night
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James___ wrote:
Into the Night wrote:
LOL. That happens naturally in any desert.

It's called 'dew'. It is much of the water source for critters in desert environments.



...Amazing, you are simply amazing itn. You think you are smart because you know what any 2nd grader does.


Which is apparently much more than YOU know.


The Parrot Killer
10-06-2018 07:19
Into the Night
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James___ wrote:
...What itn doesn't understand is that such ideas can be better developed.

Only to a point.
James___ wrote:
This is just an initial first step for those involved.

Meh.
James___ wrote:
Who knows, maybe one day they can use a fan to pull air through it and when it catches enough water it just starts flowing out of it.

Not gonna happen. You can only get so much water out of the air. BTW, did you know dew forms even in windy desert conditions?
James___ wrote:
With something like this that would be the goal. This is because a vacuum would be achieved between the fan and the MOF which would create a "cooler" area that would mimic the arid atmosphere at night.

Fans don't create a vacuum. They do, however, create a positive pressure on their lee side (assuming the blades aren't stalled).
James___ wrote:
Even shading and misting water over an area can drop the temperature 20° F.

True. It's one of the reasons it's not possible to measure the temperature of the Earth.
James___ wrote:
with no decrease in atmospheric pressure.
This means the water they capture could be used to make the process more efficient.

If you're going to spend energy to get water out of the air, why not just use a compressor?


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