Desiccant or compressor dehumidifier?
Desiccant or compressor dehumidifier?
While a compressor dehumidifier has a compressor and a cold surface that it utilizes to yank the moisture from
the damp air, the desiccant dehumidifier works more like a sponge or silica gel, simply absorbing the moisture from
the humid air via a desiccant wheel. The wheel is regenerated by an inbuilt internal heater that allows the process
to go on and on.
The desiccant dehumidifiers are generally quieter and more compact in design and are thus preferred by many
customers. Below are some of the pros and cons of using a
ADVANTAGES OF DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIERS
They work well in both cold and warm climates: Unlike the compressor dehumidifiers that are really built for a
warm ambient temperature, the
moisture absorber boxes will maintain a superior standard of performance in both warm and cold ambient
temperatures. This is because while the compressor dehumidifiers work on a condensation principle that requires a
temperature gradient between the atmosphere and a condensation surface, the desiccant dehumidifiers utilize an
adsorption principle where the water molecules adhere onto a surface to form a thin film of moisture on the
dehumidifier material. This makes them highly effective as dehumidifiers in spaces with high humidity at low
temperatures. As a result, with the moisture absorber refill, you do not have to grapple with the 15°C cut-off room temperature for
optimal performance that is required for the compressor dehumidifiers.
Little packets of silica gel are found in all sorts of products because silica gel is a desiccant -- it adsorbs
and holds water vapor. In leather products and foods like pepperoni, the lack of moisture can limit the growth of
mold and reduce spoilage. In electronics, it prevents condensation, which might damage the electronics. If a bottle
of vitamins contained any moisture vapor and were cooled rapidly, the condensing moisture would ruin the pills. You
will find little silica gel packets in anything that would be affected by excess moisture or condensation.
Silica gel desiccant canister is nearly
harmless, which is why you find it in food products. Silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), is the same material found
in quartz. The gel form contains millions of tiny pores that can adsorb and hold moisture. Silica gel is
essentially porous sand.
Silica gel can adsorb about 40 percent of its weight in moisture and can take the relative humidity in a closed
container down to about 40 percent. Once saturated, you can drive the moisture off and reuse silica gel by heating
it above 300 degrees F (150 C).
Refrigerator deodorizers help to reduce bacteria
growth and therefore reduce smells and extend the life of food. Adding more toxins to your fridge will only create
an additional growth area, so opt for deodorizers made of non-toxic ingredients.
Look at the lifespan of your deodorizer. If you are someone who is good at remembering when it is time to
change out your deodorizer, one with a shorter lifespan could work for you. If you are often away from home for
extended periods or need something for your rental property, choose a deodorizer that does not need to be
Air purifying bags, as
their name suggests, are bags that purify the air. The bag contains activated minerals such as bamboo charcoal to
filter the air in its space. It does this by absorbing the chemicals, toxins, and odor and it gives off a fresh
scent. However, a bamboo charcoal air purifying
bag does not work like aerosol sprays that make the air smell good. In fact, it does not even give off a
distinct smell. If your room smells better after you placed the air purifying bag, then that is the smell of clean
All products can benefit from adding the packets to your production system. Whether storing or shipping,
Silica-Gel Desiccant Packets are an affordable and efficient way to guarantee longer life for products. The
benefits of silica gel desiccant packets go beyond
protecting the product during transport to your customers. Customers can continue to use the silica gel desiccant
packets for personal use. Here are some examples of reusing silica gel desiccant packets.