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Irrigation Water Extracted from Air and Soil Moisture Through
Solar Power
US Tech Discovery
Sep 01 2008
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.
Get the complete report on this technology at:
Email: Boaz Wachtel boaz.wachtel@gmail.com

Phone: 972-544573679

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