CO2 Scrubber

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by FransSny, 17 Sep 2009.

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    Oops sorry mods, please move to scanner forum (see what happens if you sit & play on mASA while in a meeting :whistling:)
     
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    wanting to see the lithium hydroxide route, lithium is a trace element in SW and result is lithium carbonate and water, cant be to bad
     
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    Makes sense Dallas, also looking at the schetces doesnt seem like it would be too difficult a DIY.

    The only thing I was wondering...would it not impact on air flow to the skimmer, or would the benefits outweigh this.
     
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    i dont think the impact would to significant or at all, also would depend on the chamber size, but once the air has filled and started flowing should be back to normal, maybe 20 secs or so
     
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    I think f you were to diy this scrubber it might be difficult to find out what type of media is used and or availability of the media.
    Just my 2 cent worth.
    Cheers
     
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    not really, there are only so many material that absorb co2
    as seen by the links above there are 5 or so, which i am sure they are just packaging and reselling
     
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    You can get Lithium Hydroxide from Afrox (they used to be a client of mine)...activated charcoal from the LFS
     
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    ":activated charcoal" would that be the same as activated carbon?
     
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    yip, diff names in this hobby for the same thing...
     
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    franssny, i think i am going to try making a smaller version using 50mm piping
     
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    LOL dallas, I was just at the local hardware, they sell a 32 mm filter meant for irrigation purposes , the end can screw off & has to push in fittings for the pipe on the ends...waas wondering if something like this can work....

    Just a bit lazy ;)
     
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    hehe, i saw the same, with 50mm, will work fine :)

    else i can make u one and send it over, i think the cost is like R9, so not an issue, then for media, some filter wool, carbon and we ready to rock and roll
     
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    Shot thanks dallas, I guess DIY would actually be a breeze on this one...so will have to get off my butt !

    The other thing I was thinking about (for those who were in the army) you had these screw lid cannisters in which i think they kept flares .....
     
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    those would be perfect, as now steel wont be an issue
     
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    Let me pop past army store here in PTA ...maybe they have
     
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    OK Frans. Done :)
     
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    Frans, i made one last night, i added filter wool at both ends to keep the carbin in place, and wham like a charm, i didnt notice a loss in pump power, and to be sure i added a gang valve before and after incase of a siphon or backpressure, but it wasnt needed...
    i am thinking for those that run ozone, it might increase the production as the air is more crisp and cleaner
     
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    Awesome dallas, did you use 50 mm pvc ?

    I'm going to give it a go today, could you notice a difference in skimming
     
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