Sustainable Water Harvesting from the Atmosphere Using Solar-Powered Thermoelectric Modules

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KOÇ C., Koc A. B., Gok F. C., DURAN H.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, vol.29, no.2, pp.1197-1204, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15244/pjoes/105419
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Environment Index, Greenfile, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1197-1204
  • Keywords: computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Peltier, water harvesting, thermoelectric effect, solar photovoltaic energy, YIELD
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of solar-powered thermoelectric elements (Peltier) to harvest water from the atmosphere. An Arduino-controlled model capable of harvesting water from air was designed and used in laboratory experiments. The developed prototype system was analyzed by using a package program using computational fluid dynamics. During the experiments, temperature and humidity data were recorded on a computer. We found that the Peltier used in the system developed temperature and relative humidity differences between the inlet air and outlet air from the system. These differences in temperature and humidity created an environment for harvesting water by condensing the humidity in air.