Delivering drinking water from desert air

prototype-desert-water-1000A joint research team from MIT and University of California Berkeley have published results of metal-organic framework (MOF) technology that harvests pure water from relatively dry desert air.

The tests demonstrated 2.8 litres of water extracted per kilogram of MOF per day at 20% relative humidity. The only energy needed to extract water from the MOF is sunlight.

Promising possibilities!

Read more: Science / MIT News

Image: Clay pan at Sossusvlei in the Namibian desert in its once-a-decade water-filled state. By Falense / CC-BY-SA 3.0

This story is taken from the 21 April 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.