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Virginia Tech 'Fog Harp' Increases Collection Capacity for Clean Water
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Virginia Tech 'Fog Harp' Increases Collection Capacity for Clean Water

Fog harvesting consists of catching the microscopic droplets of water suspended in the wind that make up fog. The process of fog harvesting has gained traction over the last serveral decades, in areas of Africa, South America and Asia.

A research team from Virginia Tech has improved the traditional design of fog nets to increase their collection capacity threefold.

Published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and partially funded by the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, the team's research demonstrates how a vertical array of parallel wires may change the forecast for fog harvesters. In a design the researchers have dubbed the "fog harp," these vertical wires shed tiny water droplets faster and more efficiently than the traditional mesh netting used in fog nets today.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 13.04.2018

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