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This Engineering student is solving water crisis in India through his new invention

Water shortage is still an existing problem in India and the experts are figuring out ways to solve the crisis. However, an Engineering student by the name of Jawwad Patel has come up with a new invention which can solve the water crisis once and for all.

Through his research, he learnt about the hydrological cycle which ensures that there is a surplus quantity of water present in the earth’s atmosphere by means of water vapour anywhere on the planet’s surface.

Credits: Jawwad

Using this small idea, this 22-year-old Indian engineering student has taken his innovation to a whole new level. He thought that there are possibilities to harvest this water despite where the person is. So, he made a small and potable device, in what turned out to be a ground-breaking invention.

Yes, you read it right! The mastermind invented a 3D printed device and named it ‘Dewdrop’ and the purpose of the device is that it can convert atmospheric moisture into potable drinking water and this makes lives much easier for the human beings.

It is just a bottle which just fills and refills itself on its own and we don’t have to worry about it. Digging in detail, the Dewdrop device sucks air using a fan after which, it filters dust and other unwanted particles and then condenses moisture using the application Thomson and Peltier effect and then it mineralizes water and finally stores it for drinking purpose.

Dewdrop weighs around 900g and hence there won’t be an issue for humans as they can carry it anywhere. The innovative device is steered by a 12V 6000 mAh Li-ion battery which can generate about 1.86l/hr of potable drinking water. Jawwad said that it can generate at least 1.2l/hr in desert-like places.

He also devised the interface to control the operation of Dewdrop which includes sensors which detect the presence of humidity, temperature and other factors. He is busy working on the advanced version of the product as he is planning to implement a solar cell to power it so much so that it provides the person with a choice of hot or cold water to his needs.

The need for such a significant device struck him when he once visited Latur, a small town in Marathwada region of Maharashtra where people were surviving without water. His innovative device helps people who trek in mountains, camp in deserts and forests, fish in the sea and work in mines or remote areas.

Besides Dewdrop device, this Hyderabad-based Jawwad Patel has many other super cool innovations to his name. Some of them are smart lock, smart helmet, smart irrigation system, solar car and a quadcopter. All these innovations can be checked out in his site Jawwad Patel Lab.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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