The Airdrop irrigation concept is a low-tech design that uses the simple process of condensation to harvest water from the air. Utilizing a turbine intake system, air is channeled underground through a network of piping that quickly cools the air to soil temperature. This process creates an environment of 100-percent humidity, from which water is then harvested. The collected water is stored in an underground tank, ready to be pumped out via sub-surface drip irrigation hosing. The Airdrop design also features an LCD screen displaying water levels, pressure strength, solar battery life and system health.
“The low-tech solution is perfect for rural farmers,” explained Linacre. “[It’s] something they can install, something they can maintain … taking water out of the air and irrigating their crops.”
Edward described the Airdrop system to Gizmag at the Australian Design Awards. by Bridget Borgobello.