Engineers Invent Material Intended To Store Water In Soil

Farmers in dusty-dry countries could very well soon have a solution for the droughts that plague their crops – in the form of powdered water.

This powder, called Solid Rain, appears to look like sugar and is made up of an absorbent material called potassium polyacrylate, capable of soaking in liquids up to 500 times its size.

The water absorbed by the polymer can be stored for up to a year without drying up   – the only time it is extracted is when it is by the roots of plants when the can be added to soils to produce water for plants.

This Solid Rain was created by Sergio Jésus Rico Velasco, a Mexican chemical engineer.

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