The 'Hydro Aero Device' Extracts Water from Scorching Deserts

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 15, 2013 • References: yankodesign
Water is hard to find in the desert, so designers Bartłomiej Gowin and Tomasz Janus created a giant tower called the 'Hydro Aero Device' to collect moisture from the air. The Hydro Aero Device is a massive skyscraper that works sustainably to harvest a steady source of water from the air around it.

The building works by condensing moist air on cold tubes. That condensation then trickles down to a central tank through canals. Water in the tank can then be distributed to residents of the tower or to the surrounding community. This process is powered by piezo-electrical strips that generate energy from wind friction.

To further conserve water, the tower recycles liquids used by inhabitants. Greywater is filtered and then stored separately for reuse. Stats for Moisture Harvesting Skyscrapers Trending: Older & Mild
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