Monday, September 8, 2014
Water is key to our daily lives. Without water, humans cannot survive. But, there has been a massive issue of people wasting water. Singapore, as a country, already has a shortage of water. With people wasting water, it brings us closer to the risk of not having enough water for everyone. Yet,water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that H20 is in its vaporized form, not its handy liquid state. So how can we harvest these water and make them usable by us human through the tower? This idea of collecting water from the air is proven to be successful and will soon be deployed to help countries with drought or unsafe water supply. But for our project, the water collected is very little, and/or can be considered as a failure to collect water. The actual water tower can collect up to 20 liters per day but our tower can only collect about 1-10 ml per day.