Water Life Science® Creator Sharon Kleyne Applauds Water Harvester Technology Breakthrough. Inexpensive Pure Water for Arid Climates May Soon be Available Says New Project.
Nature’s Pharma®/Water Life Science® creator and educator, Sharon Kleyne wants you to check out a scientific paper, “Practical Water Production from Desert Air,” published in the journal Science Advances. Why is Kleyne so excited? Because of the discovery of a new water harvesting material by a research team at the University of California, Berkeley.
The material, a metal organic framework (MOF) was able to produce 7 ounces of water in a twenty-four trial in arid Arizona without using any energy! The paper’s co-author, Omar Yaghi, insists that “there is nothing like this. It operates,” Yaghi continues, “at ambient temperature with ambient sunlight, and with no additional energy input you can collect water in the desert. This laboratory-to-desert journey allowed us to really turn water harvesting from an interesting phenomenon into a science.”
MOFs are made of the metals zirconium or aluminum (the aluminum model is even cheaper to create and use and is being adapted for commercial purposes). They are solids but with a mostly hollow core. MOFs are crisscrossed with innumerable internal channels or holes, which gives them an immense surface area. For example, Kleyne points out, one sugar-cube-size piece of MOF contains the internal surface size of approximately six football fields (600 yards). Thanks to such surface area, MOFs effortlessly trap gases or liquids, which when heated, release fluids that are easily retrieved.
The test harvester is a box placed within another box. The box inside packs a 2-square-foot bed of MOF pallets. These pallets are open to the air to absorb moisture. The team’s harvester is essentially a box placed within another box. The outer box, a 2-foot cube, is made of transparent plastic. The top remains open at night, allowing moist air to flow in and make contact with the MOF. The material heats up during the night and releases stored water. Then the water condenses on the insides of the outer box, drips to the bottom and gets collected.
The team announced that a larger aluminum-based MOF will be tested later this summer in Death Valley National Park as commercial applications for this new technology continue to be developed.
Kleyne, host of the educational, nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’sPharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health on VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, says that this research and inventive technology is exactly what the world needs to respond to its ever-increasing and threatening water crisis. Kleyne tirelessly calls for more water education and more financial support for water research before a bad global water situation becomes disastrous. “We have to learn how to live with Earth, which is a living organism,” says Kleyne. “Water is also a living organism and contains the secret of life itself.
Before you read this article, what did you know about water harvesting? What did you know about Water Life Science®/ Nature’s Pharma® as a new, healthier lifestyle? Would you be willing to learn about Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma® and perhaps even try it out as a new lifestyle? Are you intrigued by its promise to aid your quest for better health?