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Metal Organic Framework — A Novel Sorbent for a Greener World

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm PST

San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council

San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council

2020, 2017 & 2014 Nanotechnology Council Outstanding Chapter (world-wide)

2019, 2016 & 2014 IEEE Outstanding Chapter (Western USA)

2019, 2016 IEEE Outstanding Chapter (Santa Clara Valley)

http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Metal Organic Framework — A Novel Sorbent for a Greener World

Dr. David Kuo

Founder & Executive Vice President of Engineering

Water Harvesting Inc.

In-Person Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2024

11:30 AM: Networking, Pizza & Drinks

Noon — 1 pm: Seminar

Please register on Eventbrite before 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Walk-In attendance is welcomed but discouraged

Please assist us in our event planning!

If you decide not to attend… – please cancel reservations by 8:00 AM on Thursday, January 25

Location:

EAG Laboratories;

810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale

==> Use corner entrance: Kifer Road / San Lucar Court

==> Do not enter at main entrance on Kifer Road

(Parking: on street or in parking lot behind EAG)

Abstract

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 energy requirement.

Dr. David Kuo

is responsible for Metal Organic Framework based systems development.

Waha Inc. develops novel energy efficient HVAC systems to regulate humidity in vertical farms, fabs, and commercial buildings.

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.

If you have questions or problems with your registration, please contact LincolnBourne@gmail.com

* Please help us manage our event planning. When we have many walk-in attendees, it is difficult for us to order the proper amount of food for lunch.

** Tickets cancelled by 8 AM on January 25 will have payments refunded*** Note: Eventbrite Fees will not be refunded

Venue

EAG Laboratories
810 Kifer Road, ==> Use corner entrance: Kifer Rd. / San Lucar Ct.=> Do not use main entrance on Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States

Venue

EAG Laboratories
810 Kifer Road, ==> Use corner entrance: Kifer Rd. / San Lucar Ct.=> Do not use main entrance on Kifer Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 United States
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