Researchers at Indian Institute of Skills, Guwahati claimed to appreciate developed a new expertise to harvest water from the air by the declare of the conception that of hydrophobicity.
A team, led by Uttam Manna, Affiliate Professor of Chemistry, together alongside with his study students Kousik Maji, Avijit Das and Manideepa Dhar, published the implications of the “course-breaking” work in the journal of Royal Society of Chemistry, IIT-Guwahati acknowledged in a free up.
“Such water-harvesting tactics declare the conception that of hydrophobicity or water-repelling nature of some offers.
The idea of hydrophobicity would possibly perchance even be understood by the lotus leaf,” Manna acknowledged.
The study team from IIT-Guwahati has broken-down the conception that of chemically patterned SLIPS for the first time, to effectively harvest water from moist air, he added.
“A patterned hydrophilic SLIP used to be produced by spraying a sponge-like porous polymeric arena cloth on prime of a easy A4 printer paper. Additional, chemically modulated hydrophilic spots had been connected on the coating, old to lubricating with two fine kinds of oils.
“This flooring would possibly perchance harvest water from foggy/water vapour weighted down air without the need for any cooling association,” the free up acknowledged.
With increasing water scarcity all during the sector, there appreciate been attempts to accumulate and conserve water through non-broken-down formula and the IIT-Guwahati scientists appreciate grew to change into to nature to make ways of water harvesting, it acknowledged.
“Now we appreciate produced a extremely efficient water harvesting interface. The researchers appreciate also in comparison the efficiency of their pitcher-plant inspired SLIPS offers to a quantity of bio- inspired ideas and appreciate found theirs to be honorable by formula of efficiency of water harvesting,” Manna acknowledged.