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Museum Archive Dehumidification in Hot and Humid Climates
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This paper discusses some of the difficulties found with a desiccant dehumidification system installation in a museum archive. The operator of the system reported shutting down and abandoning the system within the first year after installation. Portable mechanical dehumidifiers were used for roughly six years until a retrofit project brought this to management's attention. Investigations revealed that the dehumidification system design and installation were causing water to condense in the regeneration air ducts which then drained through the desiccant dehumidifiers and regeneration air ducts. Recommended corrections are discussed but have not been implemented and tested.
Browning, B. K. (2004). Museum Archive Dehumidification in Hot and Humid Climates. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from