Solar Desiccant (Absorption/Adsorption) Cooling/Dehumidification Technologies

  • Wansheng YangEmail author
  • Shuli Liu
  • Xiaoqiang Zhai
  • Yin Bi
  • Zhangyuan Wang
  • Xudong Zhao
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Air dehumidification in humid climates can improve the people’s living environment to promote the life quality and improve working environment significantly to increase production rate and product quality. Desiccants are key materials used in the dehumidification technologies. In this chapter, the conventional solid desiccant materials and different types of desiccant systems are introduced. Furthermore, the performance of solid dehumidification materials is emphatically analysed. In addition, desiccant regeneration methods are summarized, and two examples of their applications are presented in the last part of the chapter, namely the novel solar solid. dehumidification/regeneration bed and solar-powered dehumidification window. This chapter would be helpful for researchers and engineers in this area to exploit the potential applications of solar desiccant technologies in building sector.


Air dehumidification Solid desiccant Regeneration methods Solar technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wansheng Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shuli Liu
    • 2
  • Xiaoqiang Zhai
    • 3
  • Yin Bi
    • 1
  • Zhangyuan Wang
    • 1
  • Xudong Zhao
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Civil and Transportation EngineeringGuangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building, Faculty of Engineering and ComputingCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.Institute of Refrigeration and CryogenicsShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  4. 4.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of HullHullUK

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