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India VIDEO. Heat wave: Terracotta and a little water, how did Indian architect Monish invent a green air conditioner?

19:40  30 june  2020
19:40  30 june  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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A millennial process capable of solving a very contemporary problem. Because the clim and the fans are neither ecological nor Covid -friendly, Monish Siripurapu has imagined a natural system synonymous with freshness. The CoolAnt, a sort of large circle made up of stacked terracotta tubes. Why this material? Indian architect , who works in New Delhi, realized that terracotta pots have been used for thousands of years to cool water. Hence this question: "not to use it to cool the air?" "

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The principle is simple: water is poured from above, onto the terracotta tubes, and the air leaving it is naturally cooled. A tank placed at the bottom of the structure collects the water, which is reinjected into the tubes, and so on.

For Monish Siripurapu, the CoolAnt - not yet marketed - could eventually be used on a large scale, integrated into the facades of buildings, as explained by our raw partner here:

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