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Humidity control by using bamboo charcoal as dehumidifier

Malek, Nur Shazuanee and Barkeshli, Mandana (2012) Humidity control by using bamboo charcoal as dehumidifier. In: UMRAN 2012, 3 May 2012, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Controlling humidity in museum environment will help to expand object’s life. It is because humidity is one of the agents of deterioration. Incorrect humidity will lead microorganism to grow, and artifact became porous. In this study bamboo charcoal as dehumidifier has been introduced to control humidity. It is a desiccant to remove moisture from air by blowing it through a drying or desiccant material such as silica gel. Unfortunately, silica gel will affect human by occurring skin irritation if it is handled in improper way. Silica gel more over It is from synthetically sodium silicate and chemical based. However, bamboo charcoal is a new approach to replace a silica gel as dehumidifier. It is a green product coming from nature, environment friendly and easier to get. Furthermore, it has a porous structure and high porosity absorption to control humidity and to purify the air.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6091/37729
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dehumidifier, Bamboo Charcoal, Humidity, Silica Gel, Museum Environment
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr. Mandana Barkeshli
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 12:35
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 11:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37729

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