KUWAIT, July 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) announced Sunday that it has earned a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an innovative technology which works on desalination and air conditioning simultaneously.
A statement issued by KISR, researchers at the Water Research Center, Dr. Hasan Abdulraheem and Dr. Mansour Ahmed have developed a new technology that works to provide fresh water and air conditioning, which will benefit countries in dry climates due to a significant rise in temperatures such as Kuwait.
It added that the idea of the innovative system is to heat both air and sea water, then increase the humidity of the air using heated water, then the air is cooled to remove moisture and produce fresh and cold water.
It pointed out that the invention contributes water security and sustainability of fresh water production and air conditioning, in addition to reducing financial and environmental burdens of desalination and air conditioning operations. (end) zak.gaa