technology

Drinkable Water from Desert Air

water-generating-billboard

Excellent technology. Ive seen another in Africa that uses housing structures themselves to do the same, but that link is lost somewhere in the abyss we call Facebook.

Peruvian researchers have collaborated with an ad agency to create an unusual billboard that generates drinking water from thin air. While the billboard fulfills its traditional role as an advertising tool—in this case for courses at Lima’s University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC)—it harvests moisture directly from the air, which is then processed through a filtration system. Capable of producing 25 gallons (96 liters) of water a day during summer, the billboard has produced 9450 liters of clean drinking water for a nearby community in the three months since it was first installed.

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