New fog nets can capture up to 180 liters of water per day out of a thin air

Fog nets have been in use for water-scarce communities for a long time, but the yield of these nets is often limited and the water only flows on foggy days. Fortunately, a team of researchers has created a new material that they believe will be a large improvement. The net uses an electrospun polymer that provides a large surface area for droplets to condense onto, encouraging water to drip out of the material when it is squeezed or heated. The researchers say the nanofibres could yield up to 180 liters of water per square meter per day.

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New fog nets can capture up to 180 liters of water per day out of a thin air

Fog nets have been in use for water-scarce communities for a long time, but the yield of these nets is often limited and the water only flows on foggy days. Fortunately, a team of researchers has created a new material that they believe will be a large improvement. The net uses an electrospun polymer that provides a large surface area for droplets to condense onto, encouraging water to drip out of the material when it is squeezed or heated. The researchers say the nanofibres could yield up to 180 liters of water per square meter per day.

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