Drought-Fighting Airdrop Concept Wins The James Dyson Award

Drought-Fighting Airdrop Concept Wins The James Dyson Award
Design

The Airdrop cleverly uses nature to create water out of thin air.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 8 november 2011

Australia is no stranger to drought and challenging agricultural conditions especially relating to climate change. Melbourne design student Edward Linacre got inspired to develop a solution to these devastating problems and created Airdrop. The device harvests water out of warm air for irrigation. A solar powered turbine fan moves the air below ground where the temperature is cooler. The warm air travels through a cool twisty pipe which creates condensation. The resulting water drains into a tank which is pumped through an irrigation system to surrounding plants.

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