Methods

Methods
- Experimentation Methods


No.1:
Puting a thermoelectric cooler underneath a pan to reduce the temperature of the pan so that water will condense on the pan.


No.2:
Putting a pan on top of a thermoelectric cooler to reduce the temperature of the pan so that water will condense on the pan.
Placing another pan below the cooler to allow the excess heat from the other side of the thermoelectric cooler so that the cooling side of the thermoelectric cooler can reach even lower temperatures.


No.3:
Putting a mess tin below the thermoelectric cooler to reduce the temperature of the pan so that water will condense on the pan.
and a heatsink on top of the cooler to allow the excess heat from the other side of the thermoelectric cooler so that the cooling side of the thermoelectric cooler can reach even lower temperatures.
Heat Sink is more efficient than the pan as it has an extremely high surface area for the heat to dissipate.


No.4:
Fill a styrofoam box with ice, cover the lid with a thin piece of metal, then put the box horizontally.
Result: Condensation on the metal piece (Success)


*If the water collected is more than the amount of water used for the ice, then it is success. We can also use equipment to prevent heat to go into the styrofoam box.

Procedure:
Build phase:

Experiment No.0 (Prototype)
1) Attach thermoelectric cooler+fan as shown in diagram.
2) Attach metal plate to stand as shown in diagram.
3) Attach fan and rubber tube as shown in diagram.
4) Attach fan+tube as shown in diagram.
5) Wrap filter paper on top of collection box.
6) Spread activated carbon/charcoal on top of filter paper.
7) Attach all apparatus from step 1-7 as shown in diagram.

Experiment No.1
1) Place the pan on the thermoelectric cooler.
2) Connect the thermoelectric cooler to the batteries so that electricity flows through the circuit.

Experiment No.2
1)  Putting a pan on top of a thermoelectric cooler.
2) Placing another pan below the cooler.
3) Connect the thermoelectric cooler to the batteries so that electricity flows through the circuit.

Experiment No. 3
1) Place a mess tin below the thermoelectric cooler.
2) Add a  heatsink on top of the cooler.

3) Connect the thermoelectric cooler and the Heat sink to the batteries so that electricity flows through the circuit.


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