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Talk:Zeer pot refrigeration (design)

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2 Zeer Pot articles[edit]

There is also Zeer pot - I suggst keeping them as two articles - that for a basic introduction, this one for deeper analysis.

Good work! --Chriswaterguy 14:44, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

In line with that, the two articles need to cross-link, and this one needs a name that explains what it's about, compared to the basic article. Something like Zeer pot refrigeration (design)? --Chriswaterguy 10:52, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Oh yeah... these change were made some time ago. --Chriswaterguy 06:29, 28 August 2012 (PDT)

For transport[edit]

Great article! I already knew about the effect : big styrofoam container filled with water, ice and beer cans will keep cool in hot sunny weather. But I had not known about these clay-versions. And it makes me think about a larger project :
perhaps we should design Pot-refrigerations for transporting fresh produce from remote farms into the towns? How about that? Because I know that in many countries bad roads and long distances can make a lot of harvested vegetables destroyed and worthless before it arrives at the market place. --Yeahvle 21:44, 20 December 2010 (UTC)
See also Emily Cummings modernized version : http://www.emilycummins.co.uk/about#inventions --Yeahvle 06:27, 29 April 2011 (PDT)


question[edit]

I live in s.e. US. I'm interested in the Zeer pot for off the grid reasons. Has anyone considered the following tweaks for the pot in humid climates.

1. I understand according to the little fluid mech. I've seen that there is a "partial vacuum zone" trailing the flow of air around an object. Could a zeer pot be strategically place to significantly increase evaporation even in a humid climate.

2. Could a zeer pot be placed underground in such way that air could be siphoned(driven by a solar chimney perhaps) underground and cooled/dehumified and then past the pot to foster evap/coooling. --comment by 24.106.206.230, 13 August 2012.

I've shared your question with our community on Facebook - a lot of interest but no answers yet.
We're working on a Q&A site for Appropedia, hopefully up and running within a couple of months. That will be an ideal place for this question, if you're still looking. --Chriswaterguy 06:29, 28 August 2012 (PDT)