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Freshwater production from seawater and atmospheric moisture enabled by a solar-driven water generator

Project description

Solar-induced desalination and atmospheric water harvesting

Cryogels, polymeric gels formed after freezing water, can be used for solar-induced desalination and atmospheric water harvesting. The EU-funded SWaG project is working on an easy-to-use portable device incorporating the photothermal cryogel. Specifically, it will develop the photothermal cryogels so they generate potable water in two ways. The first is with the solar desalination achieved through solar-induced evaporation of seawater followed by condensation of the vapour generated. The second is through atmospheric water harvesting through the absorption of water vapour followed by water recovery via solar-induced evaporation. The project will serve as a solution for decentralised water production in remote communities and disaster relief applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 171 473,28