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A Preliminary Evaluation of Alternative Liquid Desiccants for a Hybrid Desiccant Air Conditioner
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This paper presents the results of a preliminary investigation at The University of Texas at Austin of alternative liquid desiccants for use in a hybrid desiccant air-conditioning system in which a desiccant is circulated between the evaporator and the condenser of a vapor-compression air conditioner. The liquid desiccants studied were lithium chloride, lithium bromide, calcium chloride, and triethylene glycol. Each candidate desiccant was subjected to a screening process which weighed the merits of the desiccant in terms of selected characteristics. The best liquid desiccant for the anticipated application was found to be calcium chloride.
Studak, J. W.; Peterson, J. L. (1988). A Preliminary Evaluation of Alternative Liquid Desiccants for a Hybrid Desiccant Air Conditioner. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from