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What Is Humidification?

Humidification is the process of regulating the humidity of different environments (the home, industrial locations, or even health care applications) through artificial means.

People need a certain level of ambient humidity in order to be comfortable. This is an environment where the humidity is not too low or too high. In an industrial environment, proper humidification will ensure the stability of the moisture content of different products like wood, paper and textile. It also helps prevent glue joints from warping. Also in all environments, good humidification will reduce the risk of fires and also static electricity while making the area more comfortable to stay in.

There are two quantities that are most commonly employed when it comes to humidification. The term absolute humidification is expressed in terms of grams of moisture per cubic volume of air. On the other hand, the more commonly used relative humidification is expressed in terms of a ration between the level of moisture that is in the air and the most amount of moisture the air can hold before it triggers condensation. Relative humidification that is considered comfortable is between 35 percent and 50 percent. Excessive humidity could promote the growth of fungus or mold. But if there is too little humidity static discharge or excess accumulation of dust can happen.

There are many types of humidifiers that can be used and these devices only needs minimal maintenance. For industrial environments, the humidifiers are usually suspended from the ceiling and usually within the duct works.

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