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Air into water: Researchers try to solve water shortage

April 27, 2016

Simon Fraser University professor Majid Barhami spent the last three years working with his PhD student, Farshid Bagheri to design the Hybrid Atmospheric Water Generator. 

The prototype — which is slightly larger than a college fridge — takes the humidity from the atmosphere and turns it into clean drinking water.

"The atmosphere always has a bit of humidity," said Bahrami.

"We were able to generate water in a desert-like climate which has not been done before," he said. 

The duo claims the patent-pending technology can produce anywhere from 19 to 40 litres of water a day, depending on the atmosphere. 

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