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In the arid coasts of Northwest India one engineer is searching for a solution to the region’s drinking water crisis. Dr. Girja Sharan has installed a large rectangular tank on the grounds of a school in the area. He’s experimenting to verify if dew formed from water vapor in the air can provide a viable supplement to human drinking water. An array of flat, plastic-lined panels run along the surface of the tank. At night the panels are kept at a temperature cooler than the surrounding air, allowing tiny droplets of water dew to condense on their surface. During the night the water accumulates into a relatively substantial amount. In one night 40 litres of water was collected..
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