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Water will only pass through the tank (remain inside tank), it wont pass through the heat tube solar collector (evacuated tube). This way, no direct contact between water and solar collector happens, eliminating the “COPPER TOXICITY” possibility. What’s more the tank’s body is made with 316L Marine grade Stainless Steel.
Symptoms of copper toxicity, copper toxicosis can be classified as primary when it results from an inherited metabolic defect and secondary when it results from high intake or increased absorption or reduced excretion due to underlying pathologic processes which affect health of human’s body.
Toxic effects of metals from the polluted water on hair growth and structure
Copper toxicity can result from chronic or long-term exposure to high levels of copper through contaminated food and water sources. Symptoms of this condition include diarrhea, headaches, and in severe cases, kidney failure.
Revealed potential skin toxicity caused by certain copper compounds
Long-term exposure may cause lung inflammation and permanent scarring. This can lead to decreased lung function. In the long run, it will create copper toxic problems and affect the human skin, especially the newborn baby / allergic patient.
This is the most common type of corrosion on water heater pipes. It happens when two different metals (such as steel and copper) meet, fuse together, and begin corroding. This usually occurs at the fitting where the two different materials meet.
No water passes through the collector, reducing the chances of leaking issues.
In a closed loop (indirect) system, a heat transfer fluid such as glycol circulates through the collector panels, absorbing heat. It carries this heat to a heat exchanger in the hot water cylinder, where the heat is transferred to the water.
Closed loop systems are slightly less efficient than open loop systems as there is some heat loss through the heat exchanger. Their advantage is that they can use a freeze-resistant fluid so are more suitable for frost-prone areas.
For both open and closed loop systems, reduce heat loss between the solar panels and the storage cylinder by: