This work is based on the modeling and experimental processes that allowed the win of the 1.75 M$ Water abundance X-Prize in 2018. Teams around the globe challenged each other to better demonstrate the capability to harvest 200 liters/day of water from atmosphere using 100% renewable energy resources, in a process where the final cost of water set below 0.02 $ / liter. A team only succeeded. The key idea was the innovative use of combined biomass gasification and atmospheric water generators (AWG). Biomass-based systems not only provided energy to run the AWG machines but they also generated new unique opportunities to harvest moisture from the gasification drying stage as well as from the engine exhausts. The virtuosity of the integrated system helped the Skysource APL Alliance to be on of the two teams only that worldwide made it to the final, while the 24h test performed, secured the victory to them. This paper describes the basic math and report the tests the lead to the X-Prize award.

Biomass-based systems for atmospheric water generation, a 1.75 m$ idea account of the x-prize award / Mason, J.; Kauffman, B.; Hertz, D.; Doss, L.; Smith, T.; Allesina, G.. - (2019), pp. 793-796. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 tenutosi a prt nel 2019.

Biomass-based systems for atmospheric water generation, a 1.75 m$ idea account of the x-prize award

Allesina G.
2019

Abstract

This work is based on the modeling and experimental processes that allowed the win of the 1.75 M$ Water abundance X-Prize in 2018. Teams around the globe challenged each other to better demonstrate the capability to harvest 200 liters/day of water from atmosphere using 100% renewable energy resources, in a process where the final cost of water set below 0.02 $ / liter. A team only succeeded. The key idea was the innovative use of combined biomass gasification and atmospheric water generators (AWG). Biomass-based systems not only provided energy to run the AWG machines but they also generated new unique opportunities to harvest moisture from the gasification drying stage as well as from the engine exhausts. The virtuosity of the integrated system helped the Skysource APL Alliance to be on of the two teams only that worldwide made it to the final, while the 24h test performed, secured the victory to them. This paper describes the basic math and report the tests the lead to the X-Prize award.
27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019
prt
2019
793
796
Mason, J.; Kauffman, B.; Hertz, D.; Doss, L.; Smith, T.; Allesina, G.
Biomass-based systems for atmospheric water generation, a 1.75 m$ idea account of the x-prize award / Mason, J.; Kauffman, B.; Hertz, D.; Doss, L.; Smith, T.; Allesina, G.. - (2019), pp. 793-796. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 tenutosi a prt nel 2019.
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