Engineers understand the importance of managing moisture in the environment. Overly-humid air can increase energy costs, accelerate wear, reduce occupant comfort and health, encourage mildew, allow products to destabilize, and enable dangerous bacteria to proliferate. For these reasons, dehumidification is an integral part of so many of today’s commercial air quality solutions.
Dehumidification is critical for healthy environments such as hospitals and medical practices. In the pharmaceutical industry, excess humidity can lead to condensation and anomalies in laboratory research. Damp air also affects electronic equipment and may cause finished products to mold, decompose, or otherwise decrease efficacy.
In our nation’s schools, mold and mildew are recurring issues. High humidity can also make classrooms and educational spaces uncomfortable. As a result, many K-12 and higher-ed schools integrate commercial dehumidifiers into their HVAC systems to control moisture in libraries, computer labs, athletic facilities, storage rooms, and archives.
In the past, controlling humidity was energy-intensive. Dehumidification was accomplished by overcooling the supply air to increase moisture removal, then reheating the overcooled air to the desired temperature. Gas desiccant systems were sometimes used for industrial applications. However, in recent years, new dehumidification technologies make it easy to control indoor moisture levels without high energy costs.
Additionally, revised code requirements demand that more outdoor air be introduced into buildings. This humidity-rich air can introduce huge amounts of moisture into indoor spaces, making dehumidification more important than ever.
Energy-Efficient Dehumidification Solutions
Coward Environmental Systems (CESI) understands the importance of dehumidification technology as applied to commercial and industrial spaces. We work with leading manufacturers to provide the best solutions for your project. Our sales engineers help clients identify systems that work with their build, energy requirements, facilities, and the unique needs of the industries served.
DST North American is part of Seibu Giken DST, a Swedish manufacturer of sorption dehumidifiers. DST offers desiccant dehumidifiers that absorb or attract moisture to remove water from the environment. DST’s dehumidifiers move the air through a rotating rotor that adsorbs liquid or acts as a desiccant. A hot air stream then removes the dampness in that rotor.
DST’s sorption technology is suited to a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, health care, education, warehousing, archives, dry air storage, manufacturing, greenhouses, food processing, and more.
For more than 75 years, the Kathabar organization has been a leader in liquid desiccants. Kathabar’s innovative solutions are appropriate for industrial, commercial, and institutional projects that need to control humidity, temperature, or the growth of microorganisms
Kathabar’s desiccant systems use Kathene, a fluid absorbent composed of water and lithium chloride salt. Next, the system is heated to drive absorbed liquids out, and the resulting moisture is typically released to the outside air. The process repeats continuously to maintain precise conditions.
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Clients rely on CESI because we apply our engineering experience to every proposal. Our sales engineers proactively assist with design, project management, and quality control to ensure your next project works better and lasts longer. CESI services Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Contact us today for more details or to get started on a project.