Performance Predictions for Adiabatic Desiccant Dehumidifiers Using Linear Solutions

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B. Mathiprakasam, Z. Lavan

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. 60616

J. Sol. Energy Eng 102(1), 73-79 (Feb 01, 1980) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3266125 History: Received October 18, 1979; Online November 11, 2009


The governing equations for adiabatic desiccant dehumidifiers were linearized and solved. The linear model used applies both to the fixed bed type and to the rotating type dehumidifiers. The solutions obtained are compared with the numerical nonlinear solutions for a broad range of operating conditions and found to agree very well. The saving in computing time by using the linear model is very significant.

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