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Old 06-10-2013, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This is so basic and genius at the same time.

Billboard that produces potable water from the air. [VIDEO]
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Interesting. This could work in places like California.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Interesting. This could work in places like California.
except that we don't have 98% humidity.

Still an interesting concept
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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except that we don't have 98% humidity.

Still an interesting concept
Not even on the beach?

That being said I think desalinization plants are better once the cost to produce electricity goes down enough to make it cost effective. The ocean has more then enough water for the desert southwest.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The conditions there are fairly unique, and from the use of the word "generators" I suspect it is not a passive system. What I find to be more interesting are "dew ponds" and "dew fences" that take advantage of delaying the temperature cycle to provide a condensation surface in a passive manner.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:07 PM
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Location: Here.
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This is so basic and genius at the same time.

Billboard that produces potable water from the air. [VIDEO]
Doesn't sound basic or genius to me. You can make water from urine (they do it on space stations).
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Not even on the beach?

That being said I think desalinization plants are better once the cost to produce electricity goes down enough to make it cost effective. The ocean has more then enough water for the desert southwest.
except in the early morning, there is not a lot of humidity out here (I live less than 1 mile from the beach)
Desalinization plants may work, but what are you going to do with all the "wasted" salt?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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except in the early morning, there is not a lot of humidity out here (I live less than 1 mile from the beach)
Desalinization plants may work, but what are you going to do with all the "wasted" salt?
What do they do with it now? I know they have them in the middle east and Australia is building one. Why reinvent the wheel?

When I did a google search this is what I found:

Desalination plants don’t actually generate salt in crystals as you see in grocery stores. Desalination works through reverse osmosis that forces the water through permeable membranes, which separate the salt from water. The byproduct or waste generated are not salt crystals, however; it’s a concentrated salt-water solution called brine. The brine solution is sometimes discharged into the sewer system for treatment or directly back into the ocean.

The link: http://greenanswers.com/question/wha...nation-plants/
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I just saw this on Facebook! This is such a creative way to advertise!
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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What a great idea!
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