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.
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.