Theses and Dissertations

Advisor

Mago, Pedro

Committee Member

Hodge, B. K.

Committee Member

Chamra, Louay

Date of Degree

8-6-2005

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

A finite difference model simulating a liquid desiccant dehumidification tower with lithium chloride as the desiccant solution has been developed. The model determines the packing height needed for a condensation rate. Comparisons with experimental data illustrates that the model produces valid results. Air and desiccant solution temperatures within the dehumidification tower show that a temperature increase is experienced for both the air and desiccant solution from their respective entrances and exits from the tower. Increasing the air mass velocity or the amount of moisture removed from the air supply causes an increase in packing height. Increasing the desiccant mass velocity decreases the packing height.

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