Waddell is the secretary of ASHRAE TC 8.12 –
Desiccant Dehumidification Equipment and Components. He has over 13 years of
HVAC experience in desiccant dehumidification, air-to-air heat exchangers, gas
and particulate filtration technologies, refrigeration, and controls design. He
is the general manager of Desiccant Rotors International and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether your client has a school or office building, desiccant dehumidification can successfully control the project’s humidity, save energy, and remove pollutants. This primer empowers you to teach your clients how desiccants work, while other tips and applications can help your future projects more than make the grade.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.