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Metal Organic Framework — A Novel Sorbent for a Greener World

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:20 pm PST

Dr. David Kuo; Founder & Executive Vice President of Engineering; Water Harvesting Inc.
Water Harvesting (WaHa) is an early-stage company whose metal-organic framework (MOF) based dehumidifiers atmospheric water generators (AWG) efficiently remove humidity without subcooling the air and create pure water. This dramatically increases HVAC efficiency and reduces opex by 25-90% and HVAC capex by up-to 80%.
The initial market is CEA but will scale to the overall HVAC market. This would reduce global HVAC electricity demand by 2%, or 1,900,000 GWh ($250B savings) and global GHG emissions by > 1 gigaton annually. Our AWG systems deliver a reliable quantity of pure, safe drinking water for the lowest energy cost, anywhere in the world, any time of year, under any atmospheric conditions.
Water Harvesting’s technology creates a sustainable, point-of-use water source: air-derived water using Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs).
This unique process extracts water from air, even in the driest conditions. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of materials characterized by very high porosity, that can be tailored to selectively adsorb and capture a wide variety of chemical compounds.
Developed at UC Berkeley, our MOF technology is tailored for harvesting water from the atmosphere in relative humidity levels as low as 15%. In contrast to conventional atmospheric water harvesting systems, our MOF-based technology captures only water molecules, and is capable of rapid adsorption/ desorption cycling. This ensures absolute water purity, with a low
Dr. David Kuo
is responsible for Metal Organic Framework based systems development.
Prior to joining Water Harvesting Inc. in August, 2018, David worked as a Sr. Director for advanced product and technology development in Seagate. His team led the highest areal demonstration and developed the highest areal density mobile product in the market. He has years of experience in advanced material, process and equipment development.
David holds 110 US and world wide patents. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1989 with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering specialized in thermal science and heat transfer
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