US military Humvees to create potable water from tailpipes
Never before has anything spewing out of a tailpipe been so consumable. Researchers have given the Humvee’s exhaust pipe a green and eco-friendly twist, developing a method of capturing potable water from the diesel exhaust. Using capillary condensation, the ORNL researchers condensed water into being, using the exhaust that runs though the microporous tailpipe. Also, the pores act as a filter by continuously displacing the water owing to which the water does not have enough time to absorb water-soluble contaminants.
On an average, every person in the US military needs approximately about 7 gallons of water in a day for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. A technique like this could help create water for drinking purposes, through a never-though-of-before source, the tailpipe of a Humvee!