Water Tower that get its Water from the Air

 

“The invention from Arturo Vittori, an industrial designer, and his colleague Andreas Vogler doesn’t involve complicated gadgetry or feats of engineering, but instead relies on basic elements like shape and material and the ways in which they work together.

At first glance, the 30-foot-tall, vase-shaped towers, named after a fig tree native to Ethiopia, have the look and feel of a showy art installation. But every detail, from carefully-placed curves to unique materials, has a functional purpose.”

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-tower-pulls-drinking-water-out-of-thin-air-180950399/?no-ist

These Water Towers collect around 25 gallons a day!  They’re going to be a huge help in Ethiopia. They have to drill wells at 1600ft to find water so being on the surface means low overhead.  Each unit costs around $500 which is more than worth it.

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