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Kathabar Dehumidification Systems
With increased awareness of energy costs, companies evaluate the total cost to own and operate equipment rather than initial cost alone.  Whenever a dehumidification project is considered, Kathabar can provide an Economic Value Comparison (EVC).  This evaluation considers the first cost, installation cost, and operating costs for dry and liquid desiccant Kathabar Dehumidification Systems.

Kathabar will calculate the cost for both systems and present the EVC based on specific ASHRAE local weather data, customers' actual energy costs, and system operating schedule.

To ensure the Kathabar EVC does not leave anything in question, Kathabar can compare both liquid and dry to conventional refrigeration systems in order to determine the best system for your specific needs.

            Performance Guarantee

Kathabar provides free Kathene liquid solution laboratory checks for all installations.  To take advantage of this free service, customers are asked to send a small sample of Kathene from their equipment to the Kathabar laboratory in Buffalo, NY every two months.  The Kathene is tested at no chard, and Kathabar provides a complete report of sample concentration and condition.
Over 70 Years of Humidity Control

  • Food Processing - Snack Foods, Cereal, Sugar, Meat, Dairy, Candy, Vegetables

  •  Pharmaceuticals - Capsule Forming & Drying, Pan Coating, Sterile Filling, Tablet Compression

  • Water Treatment Plants - Pumping Stations, Pipe Galleries, Water Filtration, Chemical Storage

  • Film and Glass - Safety Glass Film, Windshield Laminating, Emulsions, Film and Paper Processing

  • Brewing - Yeast Rooms, Fermentation, Kegging and Storage Areas, Aging Cellars

  • Plastics - Injection Molding, Blow Molding, PET Plastics Forming

  • Chemicals - Fertilizer Mixing, Nylon Spinning, Plastic Resin Grinding, Hygroscopic Powders Handling, Storage

  • Cold Storage - Warehouses, Freezers, Loading Docks

  • Semiconductors and Microelectronics - Circuit Board Manufacturing, Chip Manufacturing

  • Green Buildings - Museums, Libraries, Auditoriums, Computer Rooms, Commericial Buildings​

                        Operating Principles

  • Kathabar dry desiccant systems operate on the principle of adsorption of water vapor from the air.  The desiccant used is silica gel which is formed on an inorganic substrate.  The desiccant and substrate are arranged in a wheel-shaped rotor matrix having thousands of small parallel air passages extending through its thickness.

  • The desiccant rotor is housed in a cabinet that is separated into process and reactivation sections.  In the process section, mosit air passes through the rotor, and the sileca gel adsorbs the desired moisture.  The dehumidifying process increases air temperature; the air leaving the rotor is dryer and warmer.

  • To drive the adsorbed moisture​ out of the desiccant, the rotor slowly rotates into the reactivation section where a second heated air stream passes through the rotor.  The hot air heats the desiccant, driving the water out of it.  The moisture-laden reactivation air is usually exhausted outside.  The reactivated desiccant rotor rotates back into the process section to provide continuous drying of the process air.

  • In many applications, the process air is cooled before entering the desiccant rotor to enable the system to produce drier air.

  • The reactivation air stream may be headed by electricity, steam, hot water, or natural gas; depending on the application and available utilities.

                   Dry Desiccant Dehumidification
                    Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification
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