This is an extraordinary breakthrough as it operates independent of the dew point. Thus the constraint will be air flow and that can be handled. Early days of course but the possibility is clear that we can develop a device able to produce 100 liters per day and then drive the cost down. Been solar driven we can go into the desert were the need is greatest.
My own approach using either coolant driven systems or inexpensive dew driven systems involved starting outside the edge of the desert where the humidity is high and slowly growing the forest and hardware inward to bring the humidity with you.
All this took serious generational time even though it could easily be made self sustaining. Hardware like this allows the prospect of actually blanketing the desert with a living forest and seeing rainfall quickly kick in as the forest simply grew.
System extracts quarter-liter of water per day per kilogram of MOF from desert air
brian wang | April 7, 2018