The need for energy efficient water collection techniques is present throughout most of the world, especially in quickly developing countries. Fog collectors have successfully been used in both humid and temperate climates to provide a reliable freshwater source which can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of a region. These devices are particularly advantageous for developing or rural communities due to their simple design and ability to be constructed using indigenous natural materials that can be implemented without dependence on alternative energy sources. Maximizing water yields from passive collection methods is a promising way to provide water for agricultural, domestic, and reforestation purposes while reducing the strain on traditional freshwater sources for potable use.
Sam I am, green buildings and ham! I am a second year MSCE student from Raleigh, NC with a passion for sustainability. I am expected to graduate in December of 2022 where I hope to use engineering and city planning to create designs that work with the environment instead of against it. My current research interests include recycling and waste reduction/management as well as industrial ecology, but I love expanding my horizons by exploring new innovations in sustainability of all kinds! One of my favorite things about sustainability is that it can be applied to literally any field, or area of study - I hope to use this mindset throughout my career to make sustainability the norm instead of the exception.