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Adaptable water harvesting apparatus

A water harvesting apparatus includes a condenser system and an absorption refrigerator connected to the condenser system. The condenser system has a condenser for condensing water from ambient air. The absorption refrigerator cools the condenser, and derives its heat from waste heat. A method of harvesting water from the air includes the steps of introducing ambient air to a condenser system which has a condenser for condensing water from air, supplying waste heat to an absorption refrigerator to cool a refrigerant, transferring the cooled refrigerant to the condenser to the cool the condenser, and condensing water from ambient air.

Michael A. Butkus

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December 19, 2013
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