Adiabatic vs. Isothermal Humidification
Adiabatic vs. Isothermal Humidification in Mission Critical Environments
The type of humidification used can make a significant dent in operating expenses and maintenance costs. Learn about Adiabatic/Evaporative vs. Isothermal/Steam Humidification below.
Isothermal/Steam humidification systems use electricity or gas as an external heat source to change water to steam. Energy consumed from an external energy source is approximately 1,000 BTU/LB of moisture.
- Electrode canister
- Electric resistance
- Direct steam injection (building steam)
Adiabatic/Evaporative humidification systems use mechanical energy to generate water particles and/or evaporate water to/from media. Energy extracted from air stream is approximately 1,000 BTU/LB of moisture.
- Ultrasonic - piezoelectric transducer
- High pressure water nozzle
- Compressed air nozzle
- Centrifugal atomizing (sling type)
- Evaporative pad