by L.J. Vanier
October 21, 2015

from ISoulScience Website

Spanish version




The river water in the farming region of Bujama in Lima, Peru, is so heavily polluted with metals such as lead, arsenic and cadmium, that growing vegetables in the area have become heavily contaminated.

Due to this crisis, engineering students at Lima's University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) have created a revolutionary invention that sucks the water from the air to grow vegetables.


The students have dubbed their invention the "air orchard".

This ingenious device is fitted with 10 de-humidifiers that filter water from the air into a drip irrigation system connected to an urban farm on the ground below.