Liquid Desiccant Membrane Based Independent Dehumidification

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
East Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Application Area:HVAC
Development Status:Prototype
Organization Type:Corporation
Executive Summary:Traditional HVAC equipment overcools air to condense moisture,and air is often reheated for comfort. The proposed membrane isolated liquid desiccant independent dehumidification system allows traditional HVAC equipment to handle the cooling load at higher temperature and thus more efficiently. Efficiency gains can be > 30% in hot and humid climates.