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The Fog Box

Project: 
Access to clean water is one of the global sustainability goals of the United Nations and of immediate importance to people in the Cape region of South Africa. Using radiation physics the aim of the Fog Box project is to construct a water condenser prototype that uses the cold of space to condense water out of air in a completely passive, non-powered way. A prototype will be built and deployed, first at the UCT campus and later at the SAAO Sutherland site for characterization. The MSc project involves both the theoretical background to the Fog Box principle, as well as the practical application. This MSc project can also be done together with an Honours student. The project will be performed in collaboration with the Office for Astronomy for Development (OAD)
Node This Project Is Offered On: 
(UCT)

Supervisor

Paul
Groot

Co-Supervisor

Vanessa
McBride
Requirements for students to address: 
field observations at the UCT campus and at the SAAO Sutherland site includes practical work in handling metal parts and assembling the Fog Box
Research Area: 
Space Physics


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