Energy from Evaporating Water

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new method to capture energy from evaporating water.

The new technique by the team at Columbia University, generates rotary and piston-like linear motion using specially designed, ‘biologically based artificial muscles responsive to moisture fluctuations.’

Simple devices made of bacterial spores, glue, and plastic may allow capturing energy from evaporating water.


The video explains the motivation behind our work and the exciting process of scientifically driven innovation.

The contents are based on the publication: “Scaling up nanoscale water-driven energy conversion into evaporation-driven engines and generators”, Nature Communications, 6:7346 (2015).
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