Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.3795/KSME-B.2016.40.1.055
Title & Authors
A Performance Analysis and Experiments on Plastic Film/Paper Humidifying Elements Consisting of Horizontal Air Channels and Vertical Water Channels Kim, Nae-Hyun;
New materials and shapes for a humidifying element were developed which outperformed the widely used crisscross glass wool Glasdek media design. The new material consists of 50% cellulose and 50% PET. The parallel channel configuration was devised to reduce excessive pressure loss caused by the reduced height (from 7.0 mm to 5.0 mm) of the crisscross configuration. For the same crisscross configuration, the humidification efficiency of the cellulose/PET element was 26% higher than that of the glass wool element. For the same cellulose/PET material, humidification efficiency of the parallel channel configuration was 14% higher than that of the crisscross configuration. As for the pressure drops, the cellulose/PET element was 2-52% higher than those of the glass wool element. For the same cellulose/PET material, the pressure drop of the parallel channel configuration was 14% higher than that of the crisscross configuration. Data were compared against the predictions from existing correlations and those by the proposed model.
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