Mississippi State University
Hodge, B. K.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (M.S.)
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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.
Long, Mark Alan, "Mathematical Model and Performance Analysis of a Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification Tower" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 5304.