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Emerging, Cost-Effective Applications for Desiccant Dehumidification in the U.S.
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Gas-fired desiccant dehumidification systems are now being specified for many supermarkets, ice arenas and cold warehouses, with installations now numbering in the thousands. Their cost effectiveness is due to the economic benefits of improved refrigeration operations resulting from the introduction of drier air. New application niches in the commercial sector are emerging due to the increased outside air quantities required by Indoor Air Quality codes and standards such as ASHRAE Standard 62- 1989. In this paper, a competitive economic analysis of desiccant and other HVAC equipment, generated using a new desiccant screening tool driven by DOE-2.1E simulations, will be presented for several representative buildings in selected U.S. cities
Witte, M. J.; Kosar, D. R. (1998). Emerging, Cost-Effective Applications for Desiccant Dehumidification in the U.S.. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from