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Experimental Analysis on Chemical Dehumidification of Air by Liquid Desiccant and Desiccant Regeneration in a Packed Tower

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Giovanni A. Longo, Andrea Gasparella

University of Padova, Department of Management and Engineering, Stradella S. Nicola 3, I-36100 Vicenza-Italy

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(1), 587-591 (Feb 12, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637642 History: Received November 01, 2002; Revised April 01, 2003; Online February 12, 2004
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(a) Schematic view of the experimental test rig. (b) Photographic view of the experimental test rig.
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(a) Humidity reduction versus mass flow rate ratio L/G under dehumidification tests with desiccant H2 O/LiBr. (b) Humidity reduction versus mass flow rate ratio L/G under dehumidification tests with desiccant H2 O/KCOOH.
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(a) Solution concentration increase versus mass flow rate ratio L/G under regeneration tests with desiccant H2 O/LiBr. (b) Solution concentration increase versus mass flow rate ratio L/G under regeneration tests with desiccant H2O/KCOOH.
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(a) Tower efficiency vs. mass flow rate ratio under experimental tests with desiccant H2O/LiBr. (b) Tower efficiency versus mass flow rate ratio under experimental tests with desiccant H2O/KCOOH.
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Comparison between experimental and calculated dehumidification rate
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Comparison between experimental and calculated regeneration rate

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