Dew Water Harvest (SP0098)
The design of a dew-water harvesting unit as a source of complimentary clean water and for sustainable water resources education on the Macdonald campus is an excellent way to build on Page 1 of 5 ￼￼￼￼￼￼the rain water harvesting system that was already built for the Horticulture Research Center.
The dew-water unit would consist of a tilted-planar condenser of 30 m2 (the main condenser) and four standard tilted-planar condensers of 1 m2 surface area (mainly for educational and research activities), with each of the five condensers equipped with a special condensing foil, and a 2 cm thick polystyrene foam plate to be placed between the foil and the condenser main farm to provide thermal insulation.
The dew-water harvesting unit can be viewed as an excellent alternative or supplemental source of water for the Horticulture Research Center in addition to the rainwater harvesting system that was already built. The dew-water harvesting unit will provide a training site for current and future students studying water resources and sustainable practices on the campus. Dew-water harvesting systems are very rare despite their significant potential; we think this unique unit would be an excellent teaching tool that would build on the rainwater harvesting system that we have already built through a previous Sustainability Project Fund grant.
Learn more about Dew Water Harvest!
Email the project leader, jan [dot] adamowski [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jan Adamowski)