FURI | Fall 2020

Atmospheric Water Capture and the Effects on Organic Matter

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During natural water disasters, conventional water supplies may be inaccessible or unsafe for use. However, the atmosphere, which contains 3.4 quadrillion gallons of water, serve as an obtainable source for drinking water. For this technology to be widely applied, there must be an understanding of the impact climate and location have on water yield, energy efficiency, and water quality. Hypothesis: Water captured from the atmosphere will have higher organic matter closer to traffic areas impacted by automobile exhaust vs. data collected from green fields, a building rooftop, and a pine forest that is less impacted by localized air pollution.

Student researcher

Kaley Yazzie

Kaley M. Yazzie

Environmental engineering

Hometown: Avondale, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2020