Personal computing discussed

Moderator: Starfalcon

 
pani_alex
Gerbil Elite
Topic Author
Posts: 912
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 3:34 pm
Location: paraguay
Contact:

cuestion about evaporative cooling

Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:20 pm

supose i make evaporative cooling, if i make these i will have algae on the water, so if i wana prevent it, can i use bleach(lavandina)? will it damage the cooper or the tubing or the pumb(bomba)?

i was thinking in something like these
Image

will these http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-CL-W0 ... 67&sr=1-29 pumb have enof etrage to push the water from the flor level to the the desk?
Intel Pentium DualCore E2160, EVGA NF66, 1Gb DDR2 800MHz, GeForce 9600 GSO, 19" LG Flatron Monitor, Samsung 1Tb SATA2, Segate 80Gb 7200 RPM IDE, LG DVD-RW SATA, Corsair 550w VX, Forza 600w SL-1002U UPS
 
UberGerbil
Grand Admiral Gerbil
Posts: 10265
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:11 pm

Re: cuestion about evaporative cooling

Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:33 pm

Evaporative cooling only works well in low-humidity environments, which I don't think describes most of Paraguay. Unless you're doing it inside an air-conditioned room, which would be kind of silly.

Metals generally don't like bleach, which is a strong oxidizer (ie it "rusts" things). I think there are better ways to suppress algae growth.
 
mattsteg
Gerbil God
Posts: 15781
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Applauding the new/old variable width forums
Contact:

Re: cuestion about evaporative cooling

Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:42 pm

Yeah, it's probably too humid where you are for such a project to be feasible. Also, hot + humid is generally rather unpleasant for humans, so if you aren't super humid now I'd count that as a blessing rather changing it.
...
 
just brew it!
Gold subscriber
Administrator
Posts: 48961
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Re: cuestion about evaporative cooling

Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:31 pm

...and to answer the original question, yes bleach will eventually destroy copper, and many other metals as well (aluminum, even stainless steel). Plastic tubing will probably survive, but may eventually become stiff as the plasticizers are degraded by the bleach. Without knowing what the internal parts of the pump are constructed of, it is impossible to say whether bleach would harm it.

As others have already noted, evaporative cooling is not practical in tropical climates. It is only worth pursuing if you live in a desert (i.e. very low relative humidity throughout the warm months of the year).
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
pani_alex
Gerbil Elite
Topic Author
Posts: 912
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 3:34 pm
Location: paraguay
Contact:

Re: cuestion about evaporative cooling

Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:52 pm

i have an evaporative cooling, areal ventilator with evaporative cooling. It evaporate 20 lts water per nigth, and here is not to humid, also im planing to move to a more dry zone in about 5 years, now i live in a departament and it is more day than the house i use to live.
Intel Pentium DualCore E2160, EVGA NF66, 1Gb DDR2 800MHz, GeForce 9600 GSO, 19" LG Flatron Monitor, Samsung 1Tb SATA2, Segate 80Gb 7200 RPM IDE, LG DVD-RW SATA, Corsair 550w VX, Forza 600w SL-1002U UPS
 
pani_alex
Gerbil Elite
Topic Author
Posts: 912
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 3:34 pm
Location: paraguay
Contact:

Re: cuestion about evaporative cooling

Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:31 am

any way, the worse i can get is that it cools the same that a radiator, or not?
Intel Pentium DualCore E2160, EVGA NF66, 1Gb DDR2 800MHz, GeForce 9600 GSO, 19" LG Flatron Monitor, Samsung 1Tb SATA2, Segate 80Gb 7200 RPM IDE, LG DVD-RW SATA, Corsair 550w VX, Forza 600w SL-1002U UPS

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest