Re: Atmospheric condensers
- To: lee at planetc dot com
- Subject: Re: Atmospheric condensers
- From: "N ." <nyarlath0tep at hotmail dot com>
- Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:43:32 +0000
- Cc: clean-water at sculptors dot com
Yes, OTEC rules. Government in Victoria (Australia) is also building a 200MW
solar (thermal) tower, very promising for a country like Australia that has
lots of space and sunshine.
Yes, NH3 mechanical refrigeration seems to be a popular approach to
mechanical cooling for Airconditioners. Eric Hu also built an active carbon
methanol ice maker, but he had some problems - namely that it only produced
ice at night, and that the methanol degraded over time, and also corroded
the system hardware.
The system I really need to use is water (working fluid) and a xeolite
adsorber. The xeolite is really cheap, and if the system leaked you could
always refill with water (I think). You need vacuum state to make it work
though. The big thing about the prototype is that it needs to be serviceable
with *no* outside support, so water as a working fluid would be great. One
tinhg I really don't get is why most of the systems charge up during the day
and then provide cooling at night - that's a big problem, since the most
productive time for condensers is late atfernoon / early evening.
anyone who has any comments or pitfalls, I'd be grateful for your advice.
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