Heaters and air movers work together efficiently to remove moisture from the air and affected materials. But do you know how they actually remove the moisture? Check out our infographic to find out.
1. Using a heater, we add heat energy to the air to raise the temperature. This increases the air's energy level.
2. Air movers help transfer that energy into the affected materials.
3. As the heat energy moves into the affected materials, the temperature of the affected material increases. This in turn excites the water molecules inside those materials and increases the vapor pressure.
4. The moisture leaves the affected materials as the increased vapor pressure (high-energy air) seeks to find balance with the lower vapor pressure (low-energy air) in the drying chamber.
As a result, heaters and air movers use vapor pressure differentials to remove moisture from the air and affected materials.
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