Most think of dehumidification in terms of industrial processes. Pharmaceutical companies, plastics manufacturers, and food processing plants - they've all relied on dehumidification for years in order to make their products turn out as perfectly as possible. In fact, many of these applications have dehumidification down to an art.
Now it's necessary to think of using dehumidification for other applications, such as schools, office buildings, and theaters. One reason is that ASHRAE Standard 62-99, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, calls for many types of buildings to increase ventilation rates. Some buildings have already been bringing in more air to try and prevent indoor air quality problems. What some seem to forget is that often this outside air is sticky and humid, which increases the latent load in the building, making occupants uncomfortable.