Dehumidification Performance of LiCl in Falling Film Type Liquid Desiccant Dehumidifier
M.Ijas Ahmed1, Nagadeepak M.V.S2, Vignesh R3, Gangadhara Kiran Kumar L4

1M. Ijas Ahmed, Assistant professor in SRM university Chennai.
2M.V.S Nagadeepak, Student, Thermal Science from NIT Calicut, Kerala, India.
3R. Vignesh, Pursuing M. tech, Thermal Science in NIT Calicut, Kerala, India.
Gangadhara Kiran Kumar L, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology – Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 3093-3099 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F9032088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F9032.088619
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Abstract: In the present study, CFD analysis of falling film type liquid desiccant dehumidifier is carried out to predict its performance In these simulations it is studied how the flow pattern of liquid desiccant effects the interaction between the moist air and the liquid desiccant.Two dimensional model was simulated by using the software ANSYS (FLUENT). The volume of fluid (VOF) was selected as the multiphase method for the simulation process. The water vapor/humidity content in the air is given by using species transport model and the variation of amount of water hold by the air is simulated. The liquid desiccant considered for study is LiCl with 30% concentration and the mass fraction of water vapor used in air is varied from 0.01 to 0.02. The properties of LiCl at 30% concentration were calculated and inlet parameters of air and desiccant are fed to the software as input. The model was subjected to different inlet mass fractions and determined the dehumidification effectiveness.
Keywords: Dehumidification, Liquid Desiccant, Falling Film, Dehumidifier.