Experimental investigations on the performance of a packed bed dehumidifier for various climatic conditions

A. Ertas, P. Gandhidasan, I. Kiris, E. E. Anderson, M. Dolan

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Abstract

To simulate space cooling or drying systems for various geographical regions (low, moderate, and high humidity regions) a liquid desiccant system consisting of a humidifier and dehumidifier has been designed and constructed. This system consists of two coupled humidifying and dehumidifying packed columns filled with plastic Intalox Snowflake packing material. Experimental measurements of the dehumidifier performance utilizing a new cost effective liquid desiccant mixture (CELD), total desiccant salt content 40% wt to 45% wt (salt comprised of equal portions by weight of lithium chloride and calcium chloride), have been carried out. The effect of different independent variables such as packing height, air inlet temperature and humidity ratio, and liquid desiccant inlet temperature, flow rate and concentration on the performance of the dehumidifier has been investigated. Experimental results demonstrate that the CELD is a promising desiccant for cooling and drying operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral Papers in Heat Transfer and Heat Transfer in Hazardous Waste Processing
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791810526
StatePublished - 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume212
ISSN (Print)0272-5673

Conference

ConferenceWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

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    Ertas, A., Gandhidasan, P., Kiris, I., Anderson, E. E., & Dolan, M. (1992). Experimental investigations on the performance of a packed bed dehumidifier for various climatic conditions. In General Papers in Heat Transfer and Heat Transfer in Hazardous Waste Processing (pp. 1-8). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD; Vol. 212). Publ by ASME.