2008

Irrigation Water Extracted from Air and Soil Moisture Through Solar Power

By condensing water from the air and soil on chilled pipes, this invention attempts to alleviate both water and food shortage problems. It offers the ability to produce agricultural crops in most hot and humid climates by watering plants with condensation from environmental moisture, and by multiplying the number of crops that can be obtained per season. The production of condensation on pipes’ surfaces irrigates the plants’ roots, cools the roots, and accelerates the plants’ growth.

The technology operates in remote areas, using solar energy alone and with a one-time filling of a water tank. Operating on solar power (or on other energy where available), the system chills water in a tank; pipes extend from the water tank to and from rows of plants. Cold water is circulated through the imperforated pipes (irrigation pipes with no holes), producing constant condensation on the pipe’s surface for consumption by the plants.

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