Pressure sucks moisture from soil: desert plants
The roots of desert plants extract hard to remove water from soil using negative pressure.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Removing water from materials can be expensive and energy consuming, but using a negative pressure high surface area device that mimics the desert roots of plants would enable low energy water removal. New designs for wicking moisture away from people, houses, babies.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing, textiles, diapers