Desiccants

New And Used Desiccants

Wade Lauhon and Beth Hinton have 25 years of experience with the drying technology of desiccant dehumidifiers. They believe drying with desiccants is still one of the best applications used for drying. We offer sales and rentals on several sizes and brands of new and used desiccant dehumidifiers. Wade is one of the very best desiccant technicians in the nation. Please feel free to call us any time regarding questions using desiccant dehumidifying for any project. We are happy to provide desiccant repair, service, rentals, or sales to fulfill your restoration needs.

What a Desiccant Dehumidifier Does

Desiccant dehumidifiers come in several sizes ranging from small portable desiccants with 80 cfm (cubic feet per meter) all the way up to large trailer mounted desiccant with over 25,000 cfm. At First Choice Equipment Sales and Service, we offer desiccant repair, service, rentals and sales. Desiccant dehumidifiers have several applications. The desiccants that we sell are manly used for structural drying for flooring, plaster, lath walls, or other dense material. Desiccant dehumidifiers do not remover water like a refrigerant dehumidifier. Desiccant dehumidifiers use a process called “adsorption” through a desiccant wheel. A desiccant wheel consists of small air passages impregnated with silica gel. The desiccant wheel turns slowly through different airflow zones of the desiccant system. This allows moisture to be absorbed and released in a different zone. The desiccant dehumidifier will dry down to a lower relative humidity than a traditional LGR dehumidifier.