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Build a small solar trough to make distilled water. - Page 4

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Posted by Morris Dovey on December 6, 2007, 8:37 am
Steve wrote:

| While a dry collector may heat up to 700+F degrees fairly quickly,
| adding water will absorb the heat fairly quickly.  It's a lot like
| pouring water into a hot pan on the stove.  You may get a hiss of
| steam with the first few drops, but before you've added a cup
| you'll find that the water isn't boiling and you have to wait for
| it to heat up.  Of course if you have a really-really hot stove, or
| a really really big solar collector you might bring that water to a
| boil immediatly... but I don't think that's what the original
| poster was talking about.

Steve, thank you! You're absolutely right - I have no idea what I was
thinking. A trough with a 4x8 capture area can't provide any more heat
than a 4x8 flat panel.

Duber, my apologies.

Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA

Posted by duber on November 20, 2007, 9:32 pm
yes the simple would be best. (i think)
this forum has some dam good eng's,
 so thanks for the help

Posted by duber on November 20, 2007, 9:34 pm

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