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In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air


June 8, 2018

University of California, Berkeley, scientists who last year built a prototype harvester to extract water from the air using only the power of the sun have scaled up the device to see how much water they can capture in arid conditions in Arizona. Using a kilogram of metal-organic framework (MOF), they were able to capture about 7 ounces of water from low-humidity air each 24-hour day/night cycle. A new and cheaper MOF could double that. Full Story

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