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post #11 of 28
They can come to Pennsylvania and suck all the water out of the air for the month of July for all I care.
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post #12 of 28
Simple and elegant.
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Originally Posted by MrDeodorant View Post

The air that is blown in just circulates back out after it's passed over the copper coils. As to why it's special, it isn't doing anything new, it's just doing two old things ('underground is cooler than the surface' and 'air that is cooled can have its moisture condensed out') in a very clever way. Cleverness is to be applauded.
There is always a dew point, and all you have to do is get cooler than that dew point to get condensation. If there's so little water that the underground piping just can't get cool enough, then you're in a really, really dry area and you're probably out of luck.

So the places that would need it the most... are the places where it would work the worst?
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post #14 of 28
Someone beat me to the Star Wars reference, but was anyone else thinking windtrap?
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post #15 of 28
Nice reference ^

I was thinking that they needed something like this on Dune.. biggrin.gif
post #16 of 28
If it's cheaper than drilling a new well, and can irrigate a few acres, I'd buy several of them.
post #17 of 28
Perhaps I'm not as fresh on my physics as I'd like, but it seems to me that pulling moisture from the atmosphere would have far-reaching effects, both geographically and over time. Granted this would have to be a large-scale endeavor to matter, but wouldn't it effect weather patterns and potentially lead to desertification in certain areas?

It reminds me of the problems with 'green energy' (not that they aren't massively better than fossil fuels): solar power essentially traps heat (energy) that would have otherwise increased surface temperature of the earth, wind and tidal steal kinetic energy from their respective sources, and geothermal gathers energy from the earth itself. Now, the overall energy/moisture of the system (earth) would, of course, remain the same - but the distribution and rate of release of this energy would be altered. If done on a scale of sufficient size, would this not alter the ecosystem we live in? Have any long-term impact studies been done, or is the system too complex to study with current tech/methods/knowledge?
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post #18 of 28
bah just another example of condensation, if they found a way to efficiently pull h2o molecules out of air without being affected by temperature now that would be news
post #19 of 28
that picture reminds me of star wars lol
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This sort of rudimentary technology could mean the difference between starvation and survival after world economic collapse/Y Class Solar Flares.
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