Innovative Air Technologies’ desiccant dehumidifiers are utilized in countless industries worldwide. Our customers are engaging in a variety of unique and exciting applications encompassing food processing, pharmaceuticals, aerospace exploration, ice rink facilities, chemical processing, water treatment plants, controlled test environments, libraries, museums, and numerous others.
Innovative Air Technologies takes great pride in upholding an exceptional reputation within these industries by complete customer satisfaction through delivering custom moisture removal solutions with on-time desiccant dehumidification system deliveries, defect free material, and impeccable service.
Below, we outline 6 main categories that require dry air solutions. If you do not see your specific industry listed, do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to collaborating with you to design a humidity solution system that is perfect for your unique dehumidification needs.
In many industries, it is essential to recognize the inevitability of material corrosion due to uncontrolled moisture levels. Corrosion, in essence, signifies the transformation of substances through chemical reactions, this affects all materials over time.
Moisture in the air can speed up these reactions causing degradation of products or equipment.
It is this moisture control problem that dehumidifiers play a pivotal role, as they serve as the dry air solution most industries need. Desiccant dehumidifiers are instrumental in preserving the integrity and longevity of critical infrastructure components.
Typical Applications for Corrosion Prevention Include:
When cold surfaces are surrounded by moist air, water vapor will condense on the surface. This condensation can lead to a host of issues that require a dry air solution.
For example, patrons in a supermarket may encounter obscured visibility of frozen goods within a refrigerated display case, potentially resulting in substantial loss of revenue.
Conversely, concealed structural elements within an aircraft may become susceptible to condensation as the aircraft descends from the cool upper atmosphere into high humidity environments. This moisture problem poses the risk of expediting stress corrosion, decreasing the lifespan of the aircraft’s frame and potentially endangering the pilot, crew or passengers.
In both cases, and many others where humidity is a problem, the use of custom desiccant dehumidification systems is the solution to the moist air dilemma.
A desiccant dehumidifier from Innovative Air Technologies will create a controlled, dry air environment, mitigating the adverse effects of condensation.
Typical Applications for Condensation Prevention Include:
Mold and fungi are present within many materials. They are capable of surviving in a dormant state for extended periods of time, spanning decades, sometimes centuries, devoid of moisture.
However, when presented with moisture and food, these microorganisms undergo rapid multiplication. It is worth noting that mold and fungi can harness moisture from solid materials as well as air.
Controlling moisture is essential in preventing high humidity environments conducive to overgrowth of mold and fungi. Desiccant dehumidifiers create a dry air environment, effectively removing moisture from any space where these microorganisms can cause damage.
Typical Applications for Mold/Fungus Prevention Include:
Moisture Regain Prevention
Practically every substance exhibits a degree of moisture affinity. Even plastic resins, such as nylon, are susceptible to accumulating moisture vapor, ranging from six to ten percent of their dry weight.
While this phenomenon often poses no immediate concern, there are instances where moisture regain can significantly impact critical dimensions, akin to the effects of thermal expansion, or cause products that would otherwise flow freely to adhere together.
A familiar example illustrating this concept can be found in the common household salt shaker: on humid days, moisture regain causes the salt to stick together obstructing the shaker holes. While this might pose a minor inconvenience at a dinner table, it assumes greater significance in the realm of packaging machinery, where the adhesion of products carries substantial economic repercussions.
In such cases, where a dry air solution is necessary, a desiccant dehumidifier from Innovative Air Technologies serves as the means of humidity control at lower temperatures.
Typical Applications for Moisture Regain Prevention Include:
The predominant method for moisture removal from most products involves the utilization of heated air to facilitate the vaporization and subsequent removal of moisture content. However, it is not uncommon for the application of hot air to encounter limitations, characterized by inadequate drying rates or detrimental effects on the product.
This is notably observed in scenarios where heat-sensitive compounds, such as enzymes, are destroyed by heat, or in cases where the overheating of yeast compromises its functionality.
In recent years, there has been a notable expansion in the spectrum of product drying applications that embrace the use of dehumidification systems. This shift in preference is driven by the growing recognition of the favorable impact of low temperature drying on product quality.
Custom desiccant dehumidifiers offer moisture removal solutions that enable a moisture-controlled environment without imposing detrimental delays on processing or product damage.
Typical Applications for Product Drying Include:
Air conditioning systems typically incorporate cooling coils to regulate both air temperature and humidity levels. In the realm of comfort-conditioning applications, this approach stands as an exceptionally efficient method for humidity control.
However, there are specific scenarios where moisture removal via the use of a desiccant dehumidifier to the cooling system proves advantageous, enabling independent humidity control alongside air conditioning.
The greatest benefits manifest when moisture loads outweigh sensible heat loads or when these loads exhibit different peak periods.
Consider a situation where a building seeks to leverage 65°F outdoor air for cooling purposes, yet this air still bears a significant moisture content necessitating the dry air solution that a desiccant dehumidifier from Innovative Air Technologies offers.