|Desiccant Or Compressor?|
Many people would choose the compressor over the desiccant, but why is that? With the specifications stating that the desiccant runs through 600w/h at 20oc/60% and has a 7l/d tank while the compressor runs 450w/h at 30oc/80% with 20l/d. Little do they know that looking at the numbers the compressor looks promising but this is not the case, and depending where you live, the desiccant is actually more efficient.
The compressor can run from 5oc to 30oc with its optimum temperature at 15oc. The compressor will not work between 0oc to 5oc because it relies on freezing rods that evaporate the humid air, but if the air is already cold then it would be hard to evaporate and would not work at all. While at 15oc the compressor intakes more and more humid air the higher the temperature which means that it is not at a constant level of intake of water and will actually use more electricity; this is because the humid air entering the machine will be easier to extract water from at higher temperatures. The compressor refrigerants are also a major greenhouse gases that affect global warming.
The desiccant on the other hand can run from 0oc to 30oc with a constant and stable intake of humid air, which means that even though it uses 600w/h, the consistency means that the electricity used has no fluctuations, coming to a lower amount of money spent. Despite the desiccant only being 7l/d it will actually be more useful because the stability of intake does not rely on temperature but only on how humid the air is. Also, the desiccant does not use a compressor, which means that it does not emit greenhouse gases, as an eco friendly product.
In most European countries, the weather can get as low as 0oc or as high as 30oc, so in comparison, the desiccant is more reliable and useful because it works at its optimum level through out that range, where as the compressor would work better the hotter the temperature it is in. Also the desiccant is much quieter than the compressor.
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