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Fog-Harvesting Mesh Provides Clean Drinking Water

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CarltonB
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Re: Brew Dogs did it!
CarltonB   8/20/2014 7:40:50 PM
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Yes, a remote control version would be cool! I have rc planes myself. The teather is needed for windsheer and support for the water hose (a long water hose will tie it to earth). The guy working on it said he didn't have the official design set in stone yet but the weights seem to check out nice if the balloon is big enough in diameter.

tekochip
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Re: Brew Dogs did it!
tekochip   8/20/2014 7:30:32 PM
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Really great idea, if there was just some way to get rid of the teather.

CarltonB
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Re: Brew Dogs did it!
CarltonB   8/20/2014 6:41:12 PM
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Check this one out. This project is taking the fog mesh idea to new heights (literally). They are collecting water from the clouds. Sure there is some design work to be done here but this is really interesting. It solves the sparatic problem that fog collectors face in dry environments by going to the source. Pretty interesting. 

http://igg.me/at/cloudspower

CarltonB
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Re: Subtle soak
CarltonB   8/20/2014 6:36:03 PM
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Yes, that was what I was thinking. Gardens would definitely benefit from this if some type of infrastructure was developed to gather the fog in a resevoir and then distribute it at an even interval.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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On the lighter side
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/17/2014 3:37:04 PM
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I once tried to harvest fog;  but mist.  (hee hee hee) Your opening line reminiscing about catching snowflakes (..er, fog droplets) is equally funny.  Thanks.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/17/2014 3:35:21 PM
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This conjures a faded memory about a movie I saw years ago when I was a kid;  It was about a group who survived a plane crash in a dessert, and they  were struggling to find water.  The professor (there's always one thinker, as from Gilligan's Island) salvaged some plastic sheet from the plane wreckage and staked it out, a few inches above the ground, with a small rock in the middle, creating a low point.  Placing a cup under the sheet at the low point would catch enough ground condensation for one cup of water per day.  I saw that movie at least 40 years ago (can not tell you what the movie was), but always remembered that trick.

William K.
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Re: Fog Catcher
William K.   6/8/2014 10:10:55 PM
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W60, in an area that had lots of water, such as a rain forest, there would not be a need for a fog catching system because there would be plenty of water available. As for fog contaminated with chemicals, if you are desperate for water that would be a small concern. And really, if one is so very enslaved by fears about everything, then leave the water for others to drink. 

While a source of drinkable water in the deserts would be very handy, it is not likely that there would be any fog in desert areas. The fact is that in order to have fog you need to hace a good bit of water, and deserts seldom have lots of water. Lack of water is one large requirement for an area being a desert.

vipre77
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Re: Subtle soak
vipre77   6/2/2014 10:48:34 AM
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Pubudu,

I don't know this for a fact, but I'd wager that you'd probably want to run it through a filter of some sort before drinking it if collected in areas with a lot of air pollution.  Smog, acid rain, etc. are all good enough reasons if you ask me. 

Pubudu
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Pubudu   5/31/2014 10:55:00 PM
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Cabe its true that Fog-Harvested water is pure enough to drink directly but is it true for the urban environment which has polluted air?

Pubudu
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Pubudu   5/31/2014 10:51:41 PM
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You are wrong a.saji, If you have a real need time will not be a problem brother...............

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