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Response to Comment on “Water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks powered by natural sunlight”

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Science  01 Dec 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6367, eaao3139
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao3139

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Abstract

In their comment, Bui et al. argue that the approach we described in our report is vastly inferior in efficiency to alternative off-the-shelf technologies. Their conclusion is invalid, as they compare efficiencies in completely different operating conditions. Here, using heat transfer and thermodynamics principles, we show how Bui et al.’s conclusions about the efficiencies of off-the-shelf technologies are fundamentally flawed and inaccurate for the operating conditions described in our study.

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