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By Vaibhav Bahadur
University of Texas at Austin 

Harnessing natural gas to harvest water from the air might solve 2 big problems at once

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) One of the biggest freshwater reservoirs in the world is, literally, up in the air.

Between 6 and 18 million gallons of freshwater hover above every square mile of land, not counting droplets trapped in clouds. Scientists realized this centuries ago but they have never quite figured out how to bring the water down to earth. The effort required to condense it would consume such vast quantities of energy that it has always appeared to make any effort to capture...



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