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Desiccant Moisture Exchange for Dehumidification Enhancement of Air Conditioners
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This paper discusses the potential of an improvement to the typical vapor compression air conditioning cycle used to cool and dehumidify air. This improvement uses a desiccant to remove moisture from the saturated air exiting from the chiller coil of an air conditioning system, and then revaporating this moisture into the air prior to entering the chiller coil. When a high proportion of the overall load on the chiller coil is latent or moisture removal, this new process provides the opportunity for operational energy savings as well as the potential for reduced equipment cost.
Cromer, C. J. (1988). Desiccant Moisture Exchange for Dehumidification Enhancement of Air Conditioners. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from