After seeing the title of this article, the average Joe might’ve had a few questions. Questions like, what is a dehumidifier? Why would I need one? Does my company or industry require an industrial dehumidifier? All these questions and more will be answered in this article.
First of all, a dehumidifier is an electrical appliance that sucks in the air in a room or building and cools it, causing the water in the air to condensate and deposit in the moisture collecting coils. After this, the air, now bereft of any water vapour, is allowed outside the unit. There are many types of dehumidifiers but the most popular are: - A) Condensate and B) Desiccant.
Condensate dehumidifiers use a refrigerator to condense and collect water. This water though not pure isn't so contaminated that it cannot be reused. There are many industrial applications of this water and if your company needs water for non-drinking and cooking purposes’, this can be very effective reuse of otherwise wastewater.
The desiccant dehumidifier uses a water-absorbing material to soak in the moisture in the air. This material can be a onetime use gel or a cartridge. Alternatively, a system of hot air circulation can be used to reuse these materials as seen in industrial applications.
Now, the most basic use of dehumidifiers is to reduce and maintain the level of humidity in the air. This might be done to promote comfort or to get rid of that stuffy and musty feeling in your home that we all are familiar from an especially rainy day. Furthermore reduced levels of humidity further decreases chances of mildew growth and helps in the absorption of a variety of Viruses and other harmful substances.
Reduction in humidity levels also comes with a number of health benefits. The removal of the oppressive musty and stale air and the circulation of cool air makes it easier to breathe. Mold and dust particles are also removed from the air which helps patients with COPD and will also help in large scale COVID-19 care centres.
If your industry deals with lots of paperwork that needs to be stored, or items that might get spoilt with moisture, an industrial Dehumidifier is a necessity.
So you decided to buy an industrial dehumidifier. Good. Oh! Are you concerned about the type and model of dehumidifier you should purchase? Let me simplify it for you then.
- Space: - Space deals with the size of the warehouses or building you are going to be dehumidifying. This is determined by the pint capacity of dehumidifiers. A capacity of 70 or more is required for industrial or large scale use.
- Drainage: - A dehumidifier collects water. So a dehumidifier with an efficient and convenient way to collect and drain water should be considered.
- Sensors: - A sensor that detects the level of humidity in the air (Humidistat) allows the dehumidifier to maintain a specific level of humidity required.
- Controls: - Manual and Software, both type of controls should be present in a machine. In modern smart Dehumidifiers, a mobile controlled app is also another feature to keep in mind.
- Air filters: - While not a necessity it is a welcome feature seen in many dehumidifies. An appliance with the capability to filter air as well as dehumidify it is hard to say no to.
Irrespective of the nature of your industry, you will find a Dehumidifier that is perfect for your needs. All you need is a discerning eye and a breath of fresh air.