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Cactus

Cactus | Red Dot Design Award

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Planting trees is used to prevent desertification, but this entails high costs, and requires a lot of manpower and material resources. It is also difficult for plants to survive and grow in these water-deficient areas. However, arid areas often have high rates of evaporation. Cactus is a device that collects water from the humid air to solve the problem of plant growth in these areas at a low cost, while requiring little manpower. Its porous structure captures water vapour from the air, which then condenses and is transported directly to the seeds or roots of plants to help them grow. Each device caters to exactly one seed, and as it decomposes over time, provides a source of nutrients for the growing plant.

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Credits
  • Institution:
    Zhejiang University, China
  • Faculty Advisors:
    Prof. Yao Cheng, Prof. Zhao Yijun
  • Design:
    Chen Shi, Fan Xia, Huang Lin, Jiang Bo, Li Jiaji, Li Shuo, Lou Xiaoqiao, Sun Bozhen
Cactus | Red Dot Design Award