We develop a dust mitigation technology without the aid of water
Sand storms ravage equipment, such as solar panels, during Moon and Mars missions. NASA has been doing something about this since 2005, but cleaning is difficult without water. MIT has calculated that with every sandstorm, power production is reduced by up to 40%. A self-cleaning coating that keeps the surface clean without the aid of water is ideal for making solar parks function optimally, for example, in areas where water is hardly available (desert) or not available at all (the moon, Mars).
|Team Members||Dr. Dr. Danqing Liu, Prof. Dirk Broer|
|Department||Chemical Engineering and Chemistry|