3D Printed ‘Cool Bricks’ Can Cool an Entire Room Using Water

Using 3D printing technology, Emerging Objects has come up with a solution which may be able to greatly reduce the use of air conditioning systems in these hot dry climates. The device, which is called the “Cool Brick” has the ability to cool off an entire room simply by using the most abundant compound found on Earth — water.

In actuality, the Cool Brick is not a new invention, as it is based on a system that many believe dates back over 3,300 years. However, using 3D printing, Emerging Objects was able to perfect the system, and improve upon earlier designs.

The system, which was designed by Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael, works via evaporative cooling, based on the simple concept that water will evaporate if air with a lower dew point passes by. The dew point of the air is the temperature in which water vapor in that air condenses, forming a liquid. When the air temperature drops below the dew point, water droplets will begin leaving the air (i.e. rain). Based on this concept, the Cool Brick emerged.

Inspired by the Mascatese Evaporative cooling window, which was originally created using a wood screen and a ceramic vessel filled with water, the cool brick takes this idea and creates entire walls which can become interior walls of a home. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com

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