Water Gathered from Clouds


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Water Gathered from Clouds
1010810Water Gathered from CloudsHarvesting freshwater from clouds is one of the more innovative methods of gathering freshwater, but it hasn't been unproven. Although unconventional, the technology behind cloud water collecting is remarkably simple, and it can be a critical source of water.When the base of a cloud is in contact with the ground it is called fog. Present research suggests that fog collectors work best in coastal areas where the water can be harvested as the fog moves inland driven by the wind. However, this same technology has the potential to supply water in mountainous areas where stratocumulus clouds are present, at altitudes of approximately 1300 ft (400 m) to 4000 ft (1200 m).
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E. W. "Bob" Boulware: Alternative Water Sources and Wastewater Management. Water Gathered from Clouds, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export