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Hydromatter

Hypothesis

Is it possible to get water on certain materials’ surfaces if you can ensure a specific difference between a surface’s temperature and the air temperature?

Goal

Research into whether it is possible to use condensate as an alternative water source.

Object

Development of a passive system for water production from air.

This Hydromatter project focuses on the phenomenon of evaporation under conditions of high humidity and condensation on cool surfaces. The prototype demonstrates the option for growing seeds based on testing of various materials’ condensation and absorption abilities, hydrophilicity, permeability, etc. Hydromattercan be located in special public buildings or greenhouses.

Credits

Project by Anna Budnikova and Galina Vasilchenko. Students of the HSE international Master’s programme 'Prototyping Future Cities' 2017 - 2019