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Membrane dehumidification for energy saving and comfort-efficient air handling systems in fixed and mobile applications


Project timeline
February 2000
36 months
January 2003
General Information
Traditionally dehumification is obtained by cooling systems requiring high power to codense vapour. The objective of this project is the development of innovative systems to allow air humidity control with low energy cost by using contactors based on membranes impermeable to liquid water, but higly permeable to water vapour. Humidity control is performed by using liquid dessiccants solutions.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-1999, Innovative products, processes and organisation, Eco-efficient processing and design - Cleaner processes products and eco-efficient technologies
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberG1RD-CT-1999-00117
Co-ordinatorSeparem SpA (IT)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz, Institute of Polymer Research, PM Phone: +49 4152 87 2461, (initial contact: Dr. Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Institute of Polymer Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Agricultural Research Departement (NL), Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (IT), Giroa Sociedad Unipersonal (ES), Separem S.P.A (IT), Università degli Studi di Genova (IT), University of Genoa (IT)

(completed January 2003)

Last Update: 16. April 2021