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Skydrops is a helium inflated baloon, designed to spin with the wind. The spin creates energy, used to cool up metallic sheets found in the balloon with peltier cells.
As the air passes through the cooled surface, the water contained in it starts to condensate, becoming liquid. As it falls through the cable that is holding the balloon it reaches the reservoir-backpack like base, with a membrane filter to purify it. Skydrops is a versatile solution for water captation, long lasting and require basically no user intervention once set up. About 50 liters of water a day collected in tests.
Designed to fly for up to 2 months uninterruptedly.
Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia
São Caetano do Sul, Brazil
Guilherme Rodrigues de Carvalho
São Caetano do Sul/SP, Brazil
Guilherme Rodrigues de Carvalho and Murilo Gonçalves Gomes