The desiccant dehumidifier for use in Lithium-ion Battery Production has won Sustainable Product of the Year in the HVR Awards 2020.
Humidity Solutions are the exclusive UK distributor for a full range of desiccant dehumidifiers from Cotes A/S of Denmark. Cotes design and manufacture robust, top quality adsorption dehumidifiers for applications including lithium-ion battery production, food industry production facilities, cold stores and freezer tunnels, storage facilities, spray drying installations and wind turbines.
In Lithium-Ion Battery production ultra-dry conditions of - 60°C dew point are required to ensure a problem free manufacturing process. The only way to achieve these conditions is to use a desiccant dehumidifier as this method has the ability to strip the moisture out of the air to achieve the conditions required ensuring that the lithium does not have the opportunity to react with moisture in the air which would produce Lithium hydroxide, hydrogen and heat which negatively affects the performance, quality and storage life of the end product.
60% of energy used in a lithium-ion battery production facility is used on power to the dehumidifier. Cotes dehumidifiers have developed a 3 desiccant wheel set up which reduces the energy consumed by as much as 44%. This is a unique product saving energy in the production of a product widely considered to be vital in the reduction of use of fossil fuels, pollution at the point of use and the storage of energy.
Microprocessor-based control units and advanced sensors make sure Cotes dehumidifiers are easy to control, with the exact degree of automation applications require.