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Aerator Evaporative Cooling Concept

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Hello, so I made a few mockups of aeration based evaporative coolers. Basically a high pressure gradient is created with multiple fans (industrial, delta, etc...) to drive air through a body of water. To maximize evaporation, there needs to be a large surface area between the air and the water, hence the aerator.

When I drew these I was thinking of something that could sit on a desk, but obviously that wouldn't be very effective. Would this type of cooler be effective at all? more effective than volentier coolers?

Looking for feedback! thanks!
(if it's theoretically effective I might attempt to build one when I have time)
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The best performing evap coolers are called "swamp cooler" and their concept is over 2000 years old.
The swamp cooler rules, because , as with everything in cooling & heating, surface rules... the more surface you can expose to air, the better it works
and they works best in a hot dry environment... like in a desert

India is using a lot of large -almost industrial- scale evap coolers.. because they are A LOT cheaper as AirCo.

Look them up.. Google = friend smile.gif

Shooting bubbles through a body of water just cant compete.. but, by all means, give it a try thumb.gif
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those swamp coolers are what inpired this, but if aeration cannot create more surface area, then there iisn't a point to this... well thanks anyway
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