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Engineers extract drinking water from air

April 28, 2016

Engineers at Simon Fraser University have developed a system for extracting drinking water from a rich and inexhaustible source: The air.

“Even in the desert, there is dew at night,” said engineering professor Majid Bahrami. “There is more water in the air than in all the world’s rivers and it can’t run out. The more you take from the air, the more water evaporates from the rivers, lakes and oceans.”

Our atmosphere contains about 13 trillion cubic metres of water, which is constantly renewed.

“We will use waste heat and solar power to create water from air and it’s completely sustainable,” he said.

Read the full story on The Province and the Vancouver Sun.

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