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Advanced Technology for Economical Dehumidification to Improve Indoor Air Quality
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High humidity can have a detrimental effect on many aspects of indoor environments. Building materials, books, and records deteriorate more rapidly in humidity levels above 60% due to biodegradation. High humidity increases electrical costs by reducing the temperature required for occupant comfort. Fungal growth in humidities above 70% can have many detrimental health effects, depending on the particular species encountered [5,1]. In fact, high humidity is often an underlying cause of many air quality disorders that result in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.
Beckwith, W. R. (1996). Advanced Technology for Economical Dehumidification to Improve Indoor Air Quality. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from