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Re: Dehumidified Water
Hello Barry, Jim,
Some years ago I analyzed the dehumifier condensate. It contained about
1 ppm copper. I did not analyze for other metals :-(
The coils on that unit were silvery -- "aluminum", but it is my
understanding, that it is an aluminum-copper alloy, thus the copper
content in the condensate.
As somebody has already mentioned, the water will also contain all the
"good stuff" that is washed out of the air -- dust, bacteria, viruses,
smoke, etc. It probably is not pathogenic to fish.
I use this condensate for watering flowers (with a dash of Miracle
Barry J. Cooper wrote:
> >I currently use a dehumidifier in my basement and it produces approximately
> >12 gallons/week of water. In theory this water is as good or better than
> >the RO from my reverse osmosis system. Does anyone have actual experience
> >using dehumidified water in their fish tanks. The water appears to be very
> >clean no debris. If no one has experience I'll try it as an experiment on
> >a limited basis and monitor what happens.
> >Thanks, Keep em alive!!!
> >Jim Langan
> I've had this thought too, but the condensor on the dehumidifier is metal.
> It would be important to establish that there are not potential toxic metal
> ions (Zinc, Copper?) in the water.