Fog-to-electricity Generator with Ultra-high Power Density

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Overview

The present technology relates to a novel system of harvesting energy and freshwater from high-humidity air via the 3D printed Fog-based Self-powered System (FSS), which consists the components of a fog harvesting mash with bioinspired material, a droplet distributor, a newly developed high-power density droplet-based generator (DEG), and a water reservoir.

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Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

This dual electricity generator and fog harvester has the highest fogbased energy-conversion efficiency reported to date. It provides a sustainable, stable, low-cost, portable, and eco-friendly power supply solution, while simultaneously tackling the freshwater crisis in many major cities and areas.

Innovation
  • By ingeniously integrating these components, the portable FSS as an eco-friendly battery may not only charge small electronic products but also sustainably supply freshwater in remote areas.
Key impact
  • Made by 3D printing to suit for different configuration in various scenarios
  • Utilized ambient moisture to generate electricity and harvest freshwater concurrently
  • Low cost of maintenance and operation
  • Long lifetime, easy assembling, and flexible scale
Award
  • Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2022
Application
  • Generating electricity from the sustainable source of ambient moisture in remote area
  • Harvesting freshwater from atmospheric moisture
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

As one of the fastest growing universities in the world over the past decade, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is recognised as a hub for innovation in research and professional education. CityU identifies solutions to critical global challenges by extending the frontiers of knowledge both within and beyond existing research paradigms.

The University’s highly qualified academics are drawn from all over the world, not only bringing a wealth of research and professional experience to the teaching programmes, but also contributing to the knowledge and technology advancement.

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