Extracting water from air for people to drink
When I was learning HVAC(Heat, ventilation, and air conditioning) system engineering, I had an idea about connecting HVAC system, solar energy and dessicant materials to extract water molecule from air to produce water to drink for people living in desert. I gathered a team of 3 students, wrote a proposal to school to compete the innovation fund for college students and became the only one team in my major to receive 20,000 yuan(worth more than 3,000 dollars) grant for academic research. We worked in lab together and finally published a review paper in academic journal in China and an experiment report and analysis in school.
Paper: A review on water extraction from air. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress. Vol 30, No.8. First author.