Water Harvesting from Air


Project Description

Harvesting water from air, new materials are being created that capture water from air, even at very low relatively humidity, in order to provide clean drinking water in remote places where water is scarce.


The team is currently developing new MOFs for energy efficient water harvesting at low relative humidity (RH)


Criteria for Achieving High Performing Porous Materials for Water Adsorption:

  1. Condensation pressure of water in the pores
  2. Uptake capacity
  3. Recyclability and water stability of the material

Project Team Members

List of publication

  • Water Harvesting from Air with Metal-Organic Frameworks Powered by Natural Sunlight, H. Kim, S. Yang, S. R. Rao, S. Narayanan, E. A. Kapustin, H. Furukawa, A. S. Umans, O. M. Yaghi, E. N. Wang Science, 2017, DOI:10.1126/science.aam8743