German researchers extract water from thin air

06/9/2009 | ScienceDaily

German researchers are studying ways to extract water from the air, even in the driest of climates such as deserts. The solar-powered process sucks the water out of air humidity with hygroscopic brine, a saline solution. The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB created towers to house the process that can run autonomously to provide drinking water.

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