Munters introduced its new DryCool HD Dehumidification System, which uses a combination of desiccants and non-ozone-depleting refrigerant to deliver cool, dry air for light commercial applications. Unlike typical dehumidifiers, the DryCool HD does not use heat to dry the air, a method that increases the air-conditioning load. Instead, it uses a desiccant dehumidification wheel and environmentally friendly refrigeration (R-410a) to remove heat and moisture from incoming air. This process uses 40 percent less energy than competing technologies, according to the company.
The DryCool HD helps prevent indoor air-quality problems associated with moisture such as mold, mildew, biological allergens and odors. Because the refrigerant does not deplete the ozone, it is more environmentally responsible than dehumidifiers that use R-22 refrigeration, considered by many experts to be harmful to the atmosphere.
DryCool Standard, by Munters