Our project is based on a technology that helps those in drought areas or areas with contaminated water. One of the present technologies used to solve this problem is called a fog harvester. It consists of mesh, or a tennis net-like structure usually made of nylon or polypropylene, with the ability to collect surrounding vapor molecules, and transforming it into water. The mesh captures and collects fog and water vapor droplets from the atmosphere. As the droplets collect, they increase in amount and size, forming drinkable water. Most panels with about 35% coverage on the mesh will extract about 30% of the water in fog. This is minimal amounts of water, and therefore is not very efficient for large areas with remote and contaminated waters. In addition, the mesh is made of materials that are not mainly for fog harvesting, and can therefore have holes and openings that are too large and will allow the water in fog to escape. The fog harvesting technology can also be used in very remote areas,making it hard to find in most of the world. Fog harvesters are only found in places such as Chile, Peru, and very few countries in Africa. It is very likely for the water to not meet the Health Association’s quality standards because of great amounts of chlorine, nitrate, and other minerals. Additionally, it’s storage and transportation is cost ineffective and is often sensitive to climatic changes.History of this technology goes back all the way to ancient times. Even though modern methods differ from the ones that were used ages ago. In past years, before this so called “mesh” was invented finding water was extremely hard for remote places. Even though today the “mesh” doesn’t really help places including” cities and homes. This was and still is very inconvenient. In the past another problem was that this technology does not create a lot of water at one time. It takes a long period of time to create enough water for a town to drink. ;In twenty years, we envision that this technology could advance in many ways. Instead of using mesh to collect water from fog, we use a moore dense,  and close textured material, therefore collecting more water. In addition, to capture more of the vapor, we would add hair-like structures to the plant, capturing the water and keeping less of it from escaping. This method is discovered from the Cotula fallax, a plant found in dry areas, that relies on these hairs for photosynthesis. We would also add a mechanism that would collect more than 50% of water, increasing the amount of water collected now by at least twenty percent. Then the technology would compress the elements that form the compound of water. Another change would be that this technology would be able to be used even in common places such as California, where they have been suffering from drought for about five years now, Nevada, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, etc. To make it more convenient and available in areas that are polluted by cars and waste, we would like to keep it at a high distance from the ground, to decrease contaminants, and increase in vapor as well. Even if we were to only build one of these systems, we were to make them about 100 feet from ground level , so that it is nearer to the troposphere, where clouds form, making the technology be able to have access to more water vapor. Not only that, but the technology must include a filter to remove contaminants and harmful minerals from water such as lead, mercury, sulphur dioxide, pesticides, and arsenic.


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