If you’ve ever had any building work done on your home, you’ll know how long it can take for things like plastering and decorating to dry. Obviously, with all the dependencies there are in building work, it’s very useful if you can speed up the processes of drying which is where dehumidifies come in useful.
The process of drying in building work generally involves moisture being passed to the air. However, when the air is saturated, drying stops. This is where dehumidifiers come in as they simply remove moisture from the air meaning the dryer air can remove more moisture from the environment. As we all know, warmer air can hold more moisture so a dehumidifier in conjunction with a heater is a great combination for speeding up drying and allowing the building work to continue – for example, plaster to be papered, paper to be painted, painting to dry. Other examples of types of de-humidification we’re familiar with are in things like tumble dryers or air conditioning units – both of which work by removing moisture
As we’ve seen, the use of dehumidifies is something that many of us are familiar with, however, dehumidifiers are also used for many other applications, both in the building trade, and also in things like food production or scientific research. The types of dehumidifiers used in the lab or a food production factory may not be instantly recognisable (unlike the types you might find on a building site) however, they will ultimately be fulfilling the same task. Specialist companies like the Switzerland based IST AG design and manufacture very accurate dehumidifiers which are used in all sorts of applications where accuracy is important. These dehumidifiers often include sensors with detection of humidity levels. Applications where they’re used include various meteorology, industrial drying systems, medical devices, autoclaves, pressure dew point measurement (pressure tight packaging required), drying systems laboratory applications and agriculture applications.