• Seawater vertical farm for Dubai

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    Italian architect firm Studiomobile has developed a Seawater vertical farm in Dubai. Apparently the seawater vertical farm uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses and converts sufficient humidity back in to fresh water to irrigate crops. This works using three different phases. It is a long process but defines what we mentioned afore. In short though, air is first cooled and humidified by seawater which then is trickled to the first evaporator. As the air leaves the growing area it passes through the second evaporator and the humid air mixes with the warm dry air of the ceiling making the air much hotter and more humid. This warm air is then forced to flow up where in the central chimney the warm and humid air will condense when in contact with plastic tubes where cool sea water is pumped. The condensed water thence is collected to be used for crops.

    The seawater vertical farm is a great idea but I thought the recession was acting up pretty harshly on Dubai and this one seems like another one of their extravagant possessions. And crops? Technology is amazing especially tied with money.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on March 9, 2009