Advances in Desiccant Dehumidification

From Fundamentals to Applications

Authors: Prabakaran, Vivekh, Chua, Kian Jon

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  • Systematically analyses the latest developments in desiccant dehumidification
  • Provides a thorough overview of conventional desiccants and their challenges
  • Discusses both fundamental concepts and real-world applications
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This book systematically analyses state-of-the-art technology and research related to desiccant dehumidification. It provides key insights into the current research direction, and presents global research and development interests.

It begins by offering a comprehensive review of conventional desiccants and their underlying engineering challenges. Fundamental material characteristic properties and factors critical to the desiccant synthesis are highlighted.

The applicability of next-generation advanced materials to address the challenges is documented, and the advantages of desiccant coated heat exchangers are evaluated. Lastly, the potential applications of desiccant dehumidifiers in various energy-connected applications are discussed, and case studies on industrial/building cooling systems are provided.

Specifically targeted at HVAC engineers, thermal scientists, energy-engineering researchers, and graduate-level students in the field, the technical content balances fundamental concepts and applications.

About the authors

Dr. Vivekh Prabakaran currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He completed his undergraduate coursework from BITS Pilani, India (2015) and worked as a research assistant at the Heat Transfer Laboratory of the Indian Institute of Science. Being the recipient of the prestigious President's Graduate Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from NUS in 2020 under Prof. Kian Jon Chua's supervision. During his doctoral training, he synthesized next-generation advanced desiccant materials and conducted key fundamental experimental and theoretical investigations on heat and mass transport. His Ph.D. findings have been published in over 7 peer-reviewed international journals. Vivekh's specific research focus areas include dehumidification, cooling, heat pumping, desalination, solar energy, multi-criteria decision analysis, and advanced materials for energy research.  

Dr Chua Kian Jon is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He has been conducting research on air-conditioning, dehumidification, and heat pump systems since 1997. He has conducted both modelling and experimental works for specific building HVAC applications. These include dehumidification/dehydration, cooling, heat pumping, compact heat exchangers and refined temperature/humidity control. He is highly skilled in designing; fabricating; commissioning and testing many experimental test-rigs for heating, cooling and humidity control for both small and large scale applications. He has more than 200 international peer-reviewed journal publications, 6 book chapters and one monograph on advances in air conditioning. His works has garnered more than 10,000 over citations. Further, he owns more than 10 patents related to several innovative cooling and dehumidification systems. He is the Principal Investigator of several multi-million competitive research grants. Additionally, he has been awarded multiple local, regional, and international awards for his breakthrough research endeavors.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Desiccant Dehumidification
Book Subtitle
From Fundamentals to Applications
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80843-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80843-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-80842-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 152
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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