Taking the Heat out of Desiccants
- Products Solving Problems. // Concrete Construction;Mar2005, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p86
Focuses on the solution to the moisture problem in concrete slab. Types of moisture problem; Disadvantages of HVAC systems; Efficiency and reliability of desiccant dehumidification systems. INSET: Accelerating Best Buy construction..
- HUMIDIFICATION OPTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Liescheidt, Steven G. // Engineered Systems;Feb2015, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p36
The article examines several options for the humidification of commercial buildings. It states that commercial buildings need to have humidity control to ensure that its occupants are comfortable and productive. The challenges facing engineers in designing heating, ventilating, and...
- More energy-efficient dehumidification. Karpen, Daniel // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;05/17/99, Vol. 207 Issue 3, p11
Reports on the development of a dehumidification technology that uses air-to-air plate heat exchangers instead of desiccants for air conditioning systems. Applications where dehumidification is a necessity; Energy savings from the technology.
- Combined heat and mass transfer analysis during the dehumidification process within a plate type heat exchanger. Cho, Yong; Kim, Seon; Kim, Young; Kang, Yong // Journal of Mechanical Science & Technology;Jun2013, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p1875
Liquid desiccant systems have been paid attention because of its advantages in energy saving and an environmental friendliness. The use of liquid desiccant systems offers design and performance advantages over the solid desiccant systems, especially when solar energy is used for regeneration....
- LIQUID DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFICATION. Welty, Steven // Engineered Systems;May2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p34
The article discusses the enhancement of humidity control and heat recovery in buildings by liquid desiccant dehumidification (LDD) systems. Btu transfer performance degradation is not suffered by the dry coils of LDD which are encased in a biofilm insulation layer of bacteria and mold. A germ...
- To the extreme. Heselbarth, Rob // Contractor Magazine;Sep96, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p25
Discusses the use of desiccants for dehumidification purposes in extreme industrial and commercial operations. Specifications for the use of desiccant dehumidifiers; Classification of desiccant dehumidifiers; Popularity of desiccant dehumidifiers; Customer satisfaction.
- Humidification. // ACR News: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration News;Aug2010, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p25
The article provides information on humidification which is relevant to commercial and industrial buildings. According to the author, the isothermal process is categorized either as atmospheric or pressurized steam-raising plant, with the former being more common. He also states that electrode...
- Application of Heat Pump-driven Two-stage Desiccant Wheel System in Office Buildings. Rang Tu; Xiaohua Liu; Tao Zhang; Yi Jiang // ASHRAE Transactions;2014, Vol. 120 Issue 1, p1
Multi-stage desiccant wheel systems are an effective way to increase the performance of desiccant dehumidification. In this paper, a heat pump-driven two-stage desiccant wheel (HPTW) system is proposed. Between two adjacent desiccant wheels, an evaporator is inserted at the processed air side to...
- When should you consider a desiccant System? Turpin, Joanna R. // Engineered Systems;Dec2000, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p50
Focuses on the importance of desiccant dehumidification systems for commercial building applications in the United States. Types of desiccant systems; Reasons for the confusion of the desiccant systems; Benefits of the solid desiccant system.