Influence of Different Desiccants, Flow Type and Packings on the Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification System: A Review

Sampath Suranjan Salins, Shiva Kumar, S. V. Kota Reddy

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Desiccant cooling mechanism is one of the alternate methods to control the humidity of air and temperature, compared to the conventional vapor compression method of air conditioning. Desiccant cooling doesn't use harmful chemicals which effect the ozone layer and it saves lots of energy. Summer air condition system can use this technology since it removes the latent heat load from the room effectively and this process is economical. Selection of the appropriate liquid desiccant and packing material is very vital to obtain maximum dehumidification. This paper focuses on the different desiccants and packings used by different researchers to enhance the dehumidification. Simple and hybrid systems are also reviewed, and their comparison are presented based on the construction and dehumidification performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2030002
JournalInternational Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 01-01-2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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