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Ionic Mist/fog makers

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Brandon, Dec 10, 2003.

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  1. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    This may be off topic, but I cant think of a better group to at least find a
    lead.

    I am speaking of these new Ionic mist machines that are being sold. Glass
    bowl filled with water uses an electric oscillator of some sort to produce a
    cool fog like mist. They also claim that these units produce negatively
    charged ions and help clean the air, any truth to this?

    I am curious as to how the device works, how simple it is, and if it would
    be possible to make one, perhaps on a larger scale in order to produce
    larger volumes of mist/fog. The application would be for high humidly
    greenhouses/grow rooms( no I am not growing pot) or as a cool mist
    humidifier in a home.

    Thanks
    Brandon
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Guest


    A drawback to the ultrasonic device you describe is that not just the
    water but everything in it gets sent into the air. Use hard water and
    you end up with mineral dust all over the place pretty quickly. Using
    DI water is the only way around it.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Guest


    De-ionized (DI) water if you can get it free. If not, distilled is
    fine.
    You want as close to zero dissolved solids in your source water as
    possible.
    In a home, mineral dust gets on - and into - into everything ... CD
    players, computers, and all other places you don't want it. In your
    application, greenhouse, you don't want your plants' leaves to be coated
    with mineral dust. Right?
     
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