Hotels and other high-rise buildings can easily develop indoor humidity issues if they don’t deal properly with the outside air component of their ventilation design. Reclaiming waste heat in a way that suits the circumstances can be a pivotal step toward correcting or avoiding such problems. With a Chicago condo as one example, learn to work through assorted benefits and caveats to reach the right fix.
In our second look at liquid desiccants this year, a veteran industry author and consultant reviews the technology and its application to difficult loads and environments. Review his cost-benefit analysis, supplemented by brief case studies ranging from a nursing home and a clean room to food and candy processing and a warehouse.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue