Water Harvesting Inc was formed in the summer of 2018 to commercialize point-of-use atmospheric water harvesting systems based on MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks). MOFs were pioneered by Professor Omar Yaghi at the University of California, Berkeley, and have been demonstrated to work for atmospheric water harvesting applications even under very arid conditions. Water Harvesting Inc combines industry leaders, each with decades of experience, MOF experts, and a commitment to addressing the global challenge of water scarcity.
Water Harvesting Inc. is leading the development and implementation of a new, sustainable, point-of-use drinking water source: air-derived water using Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). This unique process extracts water from air, even in the driest conditions.
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of materials characterized by very high porosity, that can be tailored to selectively adsorb and capture a wide variety of chemical compounds. Developed at UC Berkeley, our MOF technology is specifically tailored for harvesting water from the atmosphere in relative humidity levels as low as 15%. In contrast to conventional atmospheric water harvesting systems, our MOF-based technology is very specific to water molecules, and it is capable of very rapid adsorption/desorption cycling. This ensures high water purity, with a low energy requirement.