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Residential Humidifying Element Made of Cellulose and PET Composite
Kim, Nae-Hyun;
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Humidifiers are used to control indoor humidity. Element-type humidifiers have the advantages of simple structure and low energy consumption, and Japanese products have been widely used for the humidifying elements. In this study, a new humidifying element made of cellulose and PET was developed, and the performance was compared with that of a Japanese element. The mass transfer rates and pressure drops were measured for an element installed at the entrance of a suction-type wind tunnel. The humidification efficiency of the new element was 2 to 4% greater and the pressure drop was 23 to 32% smaller compared to the Japanese element. The mass transfer effectiveness () of the new element is also 5 to 28% higher. However, the water absorption capacity was smaller than that of the Japanese element, meaning further development is needed.
Cellulose;Humidifying element;PET(Polyethylene Terephthalate);Performance test;
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