The unit is “tied” to a specific location. In addition, proper equipment is required.
Not finding a better solution, the U.S. Army turned its attention to the technology of obtaining water from atmospheric air. It has been around for a long time, but it is not very effective. What is needed is new technology and a sufficiently mobile device to extract water from the air. The requirements have already been formed – the weight available to be moved by four fighters and a water yield sufficient to cover the drinking water needs of 150 people.
Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of South Alabama are also doing their part. They are searching for the ideal sorbents. They want to find a material that can recover liquids without absorbing them. Several other related areas are also being worked on. Achieving a positive result is important not only for the army. The technology that has been created can be successfully used for civilian purposes as well.