FURI | Spring 2020

Atmospheric Water Capture Using Photothermal Nano-Enabled Desiccants

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The atmosphere could serve as an obtainable source for drinking water to solve municipal and natural water disasters that make conventional water supplies inaccessible and not safe for use. In order for this technology to be widely applied, there needs to be an understanding of the impact of climate and location on the volume of water produced, the energy cost, and water quality. The goal of this research is to evaluate atmospheric water capture (AWC) potential using two different technologies: a compressor and desiccant dehumidifier. AWC impacted by automobile exhaust, will have higher organic matter than data collected with no localized air pollution.

Student researcher

Kaley Yazzie

Kaley M. Yazzie

Environmental engineering

Hometown: Avondale, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020