Performance of a Cross-Cooled Desiccant Dehumidifier Prototype

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W. M. Worek, Z. Lavan

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill. 60616

J. Sol. Energy Eng 104(3), 187-196 (Aug 01, 1982) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3266301 History: Received September 01, 1981; Online November 11, 2009


A cross-cooled desiccant dehumidifier prototype was constructed and tested. The cross-cooled dehumidifier prototype was constructed in the form of a cube with a side dimension of 0.6 m. The cooling was achieved by passing air through rectangular channels perpendicular to the process channels which are lined with desiccant sheets consisting of 9 μm Syloid 63™ silica gel held in a Teflon web. The process for the manufacture of the silica gel sheets was developed at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The performance of the dehumidifier prototype was parametrically studied in a test bed that simulates the performance of a cross-cooled desiccant cooling system. The system was tested over a range of operating conditions typically encountered in field installations of such systems. The performance parameters studied are moisture cycled, cooling capacity, and coefficient of performance.

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