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NUS researchers invent ‘humidity digester’ to keep rooms feeling cool at zero energy cost

06 December 2019 | Research

Asst Prof Tan Swee Ching and his team of researchers from the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering have invented a novel way to lower the humidity in a room without using energy. They developed a hydrogel which, when combined with some chemicals and a thin carbon mesh, can absorb water vapour from the air and break it down to hydrogen and oxygen molecules, lowering the humidity in a room.

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