DEHUMIDIFICATION HEAT PIPES




Heat Pipe Structure

Heat Pipe Structure

A traditional heat pipe is a hollow cylinder filled with a vaporizable liquid.


Using Heat Pipes to Improve Dehumidification

Using Heat Pipes to Improve Dehumidification

Heat pipes may be described as having two sections:
Precool and Reheat.

The first section is located in the incoming air stream. When warm air passes over the heat pipes, the refrigerant vaporizes, carrying heat to the second section of heat pipes placed downstream. Because some heat has been removed from the air before encountering the evaporator coil, the incoming air stream section is called the precool heat pipe.

Air passing through the evaporator coil is assisted to a lower temperature, resulting in greater condensate removal. The “over cooled” air is then reheated to a desireable temperature by the reheat heat pipe section, using the heat transferred from the precool heat pipe.
This entire process of precool and reheat is accomplished with no additional energy use. The result is an air conditioning system with the ability to remove 50 to 100% more moisture than regular systems.