Friday, June 8, 2018

MIT’s new tech turns power plants and data centers into water sources

Fast Company
MIT’s new tech turns power plants and data centers into water sources
MIT’s new tech turns power plants and data centers into water sources

To keep from overheating, cooling towers vent huge amounts of steam into the atmosphere. A new innovation could efficiently harvest that water for us to drink.

In the future, the rooftop of a data center owned by Amazon or Facebook might become a new source of local drinking water. New technology from MIT researchers can capture large amounts of water from the cooling towers that vent steam to keep the systems from overheating–meaning that data centers, other large buildings, and power plants could double as water generation plants.

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