Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture

Engineers from Hacksmith Industries decided to bring to life one of the most famous technologies from the Dune universe: the stillsuit. In a detailed video, they showed the step-by-step process of creating a suit that can collect and process moisture released by the body, making it suitable for drinking.

Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture

Amazingly, the craftsmen managed to create a really working prototype in one day – the results of the experiment may well become the basis for a whole series of scientific developments.

The prototype was a thermoelectric cooler that creates condensation by cooling one side and heating the other. The system collects moisture that condenses on the cold side of the device.

Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture
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A respirator and a modified trap are used to retain moisture inside the suit. A respirator with a valve allows you to inhale air from outside and exhale moist air inside the suit for subsequent condensation.

Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture
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At this stage, the authors had to spend time testing different designs and materials. As a result, they managed to choose the ideal cut and the material itself. The condensate was collected in the required quantities and filtered, passing through the built-in filter.

Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture

They decided to conduct the final test in a sauna to create extreme conditions:

The technology turned out to really work. Such suits can be equipped for scientific expeditions in deserts.

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Engineers have created a working desert stillsuit just like in Dune: It recycles body moisture
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