Register to reply

Best heat absorber/ releaser

by openbahr@comc
Tags: absorber or, heat, releaser
Share this thread:
Jan26-08, 10:47 AM
P: 1
Hi all,
I am new to the forums and I was wondering if anyone could help me with a dilemma.

I recently installed an inground pool and I did buy a gas heater. But I really dont wat $600 gas bills. so I am going to try to build a solar water heater.

I was thinking of a basic design, a box with coiled (?) to run water through.

my question to you experts is, what material to use I know copper is good at absorbsion of heat and relese of heat, but is there something better??/

any advice would be appreciated.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on
First in-situ images of void collapse in explosives
The first supercomputer simulations of 'spin?orbit' forces between neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus
Magnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developed
Jan26-08, 11:38 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
P: 2,059
Copper is used because it's a good conductor, not because it's a good absorber (it isn't!). Black paint is a good absorber.

Based on your questions, I suggest you follow plans for this project. There are tons of plans for free and for sale on the web. Start searching "build your own solar pool heater", for instance.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Oxygen absorber Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 4
Vapor density in kg/m3 in CO2 absorber Classical Physics 3
Oxygen Absorber Chemistry 15
Earth as energy absorber for EME Earth 6
Shock absorber Fun, Photos & Games 18