Water From Air

Wet Desiccation

What is Wet Desiccation?

Wet Desiccation is a method of extracting water from air through absorption. This process is run by passing humid air over a flowing brine solution (we have selected calcium chloride, CaCl2). This brine solution is so dry that it will absorb water vapor out of the air.

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    Once the brine solution is "wet" it will be pumped into a heated reclaimation chamber. The heat will cause the "wet" brine to give up the absorbed water, which is then condensed and collected for drinking. The picture below is a schematic of our wet desiccation system divided into three loops: A: air, B: brine, and C: condensation.

    Design Schematic