Background Research

We are doing a lot of research to gather the necessary materials and to find information that supports our Deep Root Irrigation Precipitation System. The posts in this section show what we have done so far.

Carrying Water on Their Heads

June 8, 2011
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Here’s why D.R.I.P.S. can make a difference: time spent fetching and carrying water on their heads can be spent on education, family, community, work, or simply relaxing. Like water, time is a precious resource that shouldn’t be wasted! Wouldn’t it be great if they could use their heads for something else?
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India’s Army: Atmospheric Water Generator

June 4, 2011
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Here’s an expensive piece of technology that India’s army is using for its water need. This is a CNN report:
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Australian News Story: Air Water Generator

June 4, 2011
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Even highly developed nations have water scarcity issues. Here’s a news story from Australia, which is suffering sever water shortages:
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Jalimudi Village Project

June 4, 2011
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This is an example of a high-tech solution for condensing water out of air. This requires electricity and is not cheap. But it gave these people clean, drinking water.
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How to Build a Dew Catcher

June 4, 2011
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This video shows to construct a dew catcher (really more like a fog catcher) from an aluminum frame and netting.
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Dew Harvesters in India

June 4, 2011
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This video shows how to contract a dew harvester.
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The Voyage of the Mimi: Making Dew

June 4, 2011
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This is a very old science educational video (my mom worked on it). See if you recognize the little boy in the video… Oh, and it shows how to make fresh water from seawater through evaporation and dew formation (start at about 9 minutes into the video):
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NASA Water Cycle Video

June 4, 2011
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Here’s a nice animation showing the water cycle: Follow the red dot to track the water as evaporates, forms into clouds, condensates, rains down, gets absorbed into ground water, seeps into rivers and lakes, flows down into the ocean, and evaporates again to complete the cycle.
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Atmospheric Moisture

June 3, 2011
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Atmospheric Moisture

We are working on our movie for the D.R.I.P.S. presentation in Paris this summer. To really explain how our invention would work, we need to give a few definitions and provide some physics background. So this post is a collection of useful concepts and definitions about water in the air. The Hydrologic Cycle This...
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Where Do We Fit In?

June 2, 2011
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Where Do We Fit In?

Some things that collect water from the air are quite large, such as fog harvesters. Some are very expensive: air water condenser turbine. Some are very small: the desert beetle dew harvester. And some are inexpensive: Tal-Ya irrigators (only $1.00 each). We thought it would be appropriate to show you where we think D.R.I.P.S....
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Atmospheric Water Generator

May 30, 2011
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And here’s another: Skywater 300 Atmospheric Water Generator.
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EcoloBlue

May 30, 2011
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Here’s another cool technology to generate water from air using electricity: EcoloBlue:
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Turning Air into Water

May 30, 2011
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This is a very cool invention: http://youtu.be/MEqCyAe_ClM This guy is using electricity generated by a wind turbine to cool the air and extract liquid. Here’s more:
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From Thin Air

May 30, 2011
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Here’s another documentary about the work of Canadian non-profit organization, FogQuest:
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Fog Collection Project in Prathivara Temple

May 30, 2011
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More fog collection from Nepal:
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