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What process does Pharmaceutical Dehumidifiers generally use to dehumidify pharmaceuticals and what is the specific process?

Categories:Industry News Date:2024 02 01 08:00
Pharmaceutical dehumidifiers typically use a refrigeration-based or desiccant-based process to effectively control humidity levels in storage areas and manufacturing facilities. The specific process employed depends on the design and type of the dehumidifier. 
Refrigeration-Based Dehumidification:
Evaporator Coil: The dehumidifier contains an evaporator coil that circulates a refrigerant. Air from the environment is drawn over the coil.
Condensation of Moisture: As the warm, moisture-laden air passes over the cold evaporator coil, the temperature of the air drops below its dew point. This causes moisture to condense into liquid water, which is collected in a drip pan or drained away.
Reheating of Air: The cooled and dehumidified air is then passed over a condenser coil where it is reheated. Reheating the air helps prevent the space from becoming too cold.
Return to Environment: The now dehumidified and slightly reheated air is released back into the environment, contributing to a controlled and reduced humidity level.
Continuous Cycling: The process is continuous, with air being drawn in, dehumidified, and then returned to the environment until the desired humidity level is reached.
Desiccant-Based Dehumidification:
Desiccant Material: In desiccant dehumidifiers, a desiccant material such as silica gel or zeolite is used to absorb moisture from the air.
Adsorption of Moisture: Humid air is drawn into the dehumidifier, and the desiccant material adsorbs the moisture, effectively removing it from the air.
ZCB Series Combined Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Regeneration: Once the desiccant material becomes saturated with moisture, it goes through a regeneration process to release the captured moisture. This is typically done by heating the desiccant material.
Exhaust of Moisture: The moisture-laden air is then exhausted from the dehumidifier, leaving the desiccant material ready for the next cycle of adsorption.
Continuous Operation: Desiccant-based dehumidifiers operate continuously, cycling between the adsorption and regeneration phases to maintain a low humidity level in the environment.
Suitability for Low-Temperature Environments: Desiccant dehumidifiers are often preferred in applications where low temperatures are a concern because they can effectively remove moisture even in colder conditions.
Both refrigeration-based and desiccant-based dehumidifiers offer effective solutions for controlling humidity in pharmaceutical environments. The choice between the two depends on factors such as the specific requirements of the pharmaceutical storage or manufacturing area, the desired humidity levels, and energy efficiency considerations.
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