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Category: Desiccant

June 22, 2021
Desiccant H20 Equilibrium Capacity

What is Desiccant Equilibrium Capacity? Desiccant equilibrium capacity, or saturation is the point at which a desiccant can no longer adsorb water vapor from the air at a given relative humidity. Once a desiccant's equilibrium capacity has been achieved (the desiccant has saturated), all or most of its active pore sites are filled with water […]

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September 24, 2020
Moisture Diffusion, Condensation, and the Trouble with Airflow in Sealed Enclosures

After moisture or water vapor enters a sealed enclosure, it diffuses through the air inside, where it can later condense during temperature changes. Condensation is a common obstacle in designing sealed enclosures intended to house electronics or other moisture sensitive equipment. To make things worse, moisture will enter a sealed enclosure in four different ways.

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November 27, 2017
How to Calculate the Amount of Desiccant Needed for Rigid Containers

THE TRUTH ABOUT CALCULATING DESICCANT Accurately determining the amount of desiccant needed to properly dehumidify the inside of a rigid storage space can be tricky due to the numerous variables to consider, such as: Volume of the air space to be desiccated; The material to be protected; Moisture surrounding the package; Type of desiccant to […]

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November 27, 2017
What’s the Difference Between Orange and Blue Indicating Silica Gel?

HOW IS INDICATING SILICA GEL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DESICCANT? Indicating silica gel is chemically treated to transition from one color to another as it adsorbs moisture and eventually saturates. This trait makes bulk silica gel ideal for removing moisture from air and gases. Indicating silica gel also provides a rapid detection method that enables users […]

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November 22, 2017
8 Uses for Silica Gel Around Your Home

Often unconsidered, silica gel desiccant is a more effective drying agent than are many of the more frequently recommended solutions – such as uncooked rice – for saving wet cellphones, storing books and spices, and many other household uses. BELOW ARE 8 COMMON USES FOR SILICA GEL 1. CELL PHONES Cell phones are frequent victims […]

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November 3, 2017
ADsorbent or ABsorbent?

The Difference is on the Desiccant (Surface) When discussing the function of desiccant (a material used to remove moisture from the air during storage or transport in order to prevent damage to goods) there is a great deal of confusion surrounding how it works. In most cases, desiccant adsorbs moisture rather than absorbs it, and […]

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March 23, 2017
Waste-to-Energy Conversion: How to Effectively Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Create Renewable Energy

Desiccant and Waste Management: Removing siloxanes to extend the life and efficiency of LFG processing equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that in 2014, 6,870 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gases (GHG), or roughly 15,114 billion pounds, were emitted into the atmosphere in the U.S. According to the same report, 11% of […]

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March 6, 2017
Selecting the Right Desiccant

First off, what is desiccant? Desiccants are compounds or agents, such as Montmorillonite Clay or Silica Gel, used in facilitating low humidity environments by absorbing moisture content from the air. Typically used in transport, storage or maintenance of materials and products, desiccants are used to keep everything from gym shoes to military munitions dry.   […]

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