Breakthroughs – Water from air

The new method for harvesting pure water from air humidity opens several exciting possibilities for utilization of this water. They represent major breakthroughs with possible global impact on human civilization and the whole planet.

Colonization of up to now uninhabitable territories

About one third of territories of our planet are uninhabited because no water source is available there. With new possibilities of harvesting water from air humidity, water can be obtained in large volumes at low cost anywhere.

This may supply people, animals and plants with an unlimited supply of clean water. It can generate an oasis effect – a region with abundant vegetation in a desert environment. Since required solar energy is omnipresent and available at negligible cost, such water producing installations can become a quasi-permanent source of clean water.

Irrigated territories can become permanently habitable and provide living space and nutrition for people living in crowded cities under inhuman conditions elsewhere in the world.

Reversing desertification of vast regions

Vast surfaces of the world are transformed into desert every year. Even in places, where the annual volume of rain is amply sufficient to support plant growth, vegetation disappears. This is mainly due to a very uneven distribution of rain falls. When water available for plants is lacking during several months in summer, plants cannot survive until the next rain period and dry out. Water from Sanakvo can bring a decisive change to this situation. If even a minimal supply of water to the roots of plants is assured during the crucial rainless period, plants will survive until the next rain will come. Installation of Sanakvo technology on a large scale will result in increased survival of plants in critical regions and this will stop the process of desertification of large surfaces of the world.

By consequent supply of further surfaces with regular water supply from air humidity, the desert regions could be reclaimed.

Food production in soil-less conditions

Water produced from air humidity can be advantageously used for production of food in soil less conditions.

Soil less culture consists of cultivating plants in containers of minimal volume, but with constant supply of water and mineral nutrition. In such situations plants have no stress of water and nutrition deficiency and grow at a maximal rate. The result is strongly increased growth and fruit production. Plants produce only minimal root system and funnel the metabolic energy in their structure and fruits. Harvests of tomatoes have been increased from 1.5 kg in field conditions to 30 kg in soil less systems.

This is a twenty fold increase in productivity. It has been reported, that plants using soil less growth need twenty times less water compared to field culture. The need for water can be further reduced if plants are protected by a film, which lets only the red part of solar spectrum pass to the plants but reflects other parts of spectrum. Since over 90 % of water used by plants is for temperature control by transpiration, the decreased leaf temperature will require less water for plant cooling and therefore will have lower water requirements.

Sanakvo water technology is optimal for cultivation of useful plants on surfaces where no soil is present. Therefore, it has a real capacity to bring nutrition to arid and desert regions and supply food for humans and animals.

Decrease of green house effects

Plants play a decisive role in green house effect. During their development, plants have adapted themselves to a condition, where they have to survive under intensive solar radiation. Since plants cannot move into the shade, they limit the amount of solar heat by reflecting all unnecessary parts of the solar spectrum. In visible light spectrum, we see plants as green, because they reflect during the photosynthesis unnecessary parts of yellow, blue and green light. Back reflected light does not produce heat on the leaves of plants. In the invisible infrared part of the solar spectrum is concentrated about 50 % of the total radiation energy falling onto Earth. Plants have adapted to this condition also. They reflect major parts of infrared light and therefore they appear snow white on pictures made by infrared cameras.

Infrared aerial photography

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This signifies; that plants are an efficient mirror for useless radiation falling on leaves. Covering large surfaces of land with plants will decrease the amount of heat generated on the surface of the planet by solar radiation. An important aspect of this effect is that the temperature decrease can be obtained even without any decrease of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide is the only source of all carbon atoms in our food and humanity is vitally interested in preserving high concentrations of carbon dioxide in order to keep and increase yields of food crops.

2011-02-18 P. L.