IBC

Irrigation By Condensation Technology


Quality Results

  • Save up to 90% on Energy
  • Independent from Water & Electric grids
  • Farm in remote locations
  • Great for areas with water shortages
  • Environmentally Friendly

Our Benefits

Electric or Standalone solar, closed-loop, solar-operated system
Irrigates crops by condensing humidity in the air on an external surface of pipes with running cold water at night. In many cases, no additional irrigation is required to maintain plant survival and harvest quality. Solar operated – Independent from water and electricity grids. Allows farming in remote locations normally unsuited to food production due to water shortages.

The amount of water produced and the required energy inputs are related directly to the relative humidity, air temperatures, the surface area of pipes laid in the field, and the temperature of the water circulating in the pipes. Although IBC itself is not a new concept (IBC has been proved with the use of cold seawater in pipes in Hawaii), ROOTS closed-cycle system is the only one that can facilitate food production and positively impact the entire food chain, completely off water and electricity grids.

We demonstrated the ability of our system to sustain the growth of several crops (lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, spinach, wheat, sorghum, grapevines, and young avocado trees) using only condensed moisture from the air to irrigate the crops. In hot climates, chilling the roots with the cold condensate reduces the plant’s water needs and its transpiration rate.

Such an IBC system can provide the annual caloric intake of 40-80 people, depending on the type of crop, the people’s age, etc’.. can make international food aid for 40-80 people unnecessary. The cost of 1 food ration per person is $0.61*, and therefore one IBC system can save 27,000 – 53,000 $ USD of annual food aid. ($0.61 * 3 rations a * 365days * 40-80 people). 

Contact

(707) 840-5253
sales@humboldt-roots.com

Location

4611 Central Avenue, Mckinleyville
California 95519 USA