Posts Tagged ‘ fog ’

Drip Irrigation Driven by Fog in Santiago

July 4, 2011
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Domingos is a farmer living in the highlands of Serra Malagueta. He says that they get 1000 liters per day from one of his fog nets! He grows potatoes, many different varieties, like we did. Check out the cool use of old beer bottles—he recycles them to help build his structures for farming. The...
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Videos on Fog Collection Around the World

July 1, 2011
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To make our collection of resources a bit more international in scope, here are few videos we found on how to make fog collectors with cheap materials and use them around the globe. Enjoy! The cool addition here are the fans inside the cage that lower the temperature for better fog collection (at least...
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Grow Trees in the Desert: WATERBOXX

June 28, 2011
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We found another design solution for dew collection: WATERBOXX. Groasis waterboxx was elected Popular Science’s 2010 Best Innovation of the Year. Waterboxx was invented by Pieter Hoff. His ideas was to help trees grow in dry environments and replant the desert. The idea is to catch rain water and dew and store it inside...
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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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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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The 6th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew

May 30, 2011
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Who knew? There’s actually a conference that’s dedicated to dew collection! Check it out: http://fogconference2013.org/ Here’s their announcement: “The 6th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew will be held in Yokohama, Japan, 19-24 May, 2013. The goal of this conference is to bring together people who are interested in any aspect of...
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Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation

November 28, 2010
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EDF Evaluation Question: “Please estimate your project benefits for the plant and people, demonstrating its sustainable potential.” and “If a qualitative evaluation is possible, please prescribe the impact of your project, listing your sources and the evaluation tool applied.” Answer: D.R.I.P.S. project is designed to reduce Water Footprint, Preserve Raw Materials, and add to...
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Research on Dew Point

November 21, 2010
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Dew-Point from Weather Online: Dew point (ger: Taupunkt; fr:point de rosée) or condensation point is the temperature at which a parcel of air must be cooled at constant pressure and humidity mixing ratio until it reaches saturation, and at which condensation of water vapor forms either as dew, cloud droplets, ice crystals, mist or...
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Dew and Fog Deposition in the Desert

November 21, 2010
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“Desert Meteorology” by Thomas T. Warner provides information on dew quantities in the desert environments. It gives a table that compares the amount water accumulated from fog as opposed to rainfall. Since our project focuses on dew and collection of water from dew, this is an important source.
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