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The SSCR-rotor from
Seibu Giken

All DST dehumidifiers use the Seibu Giken silicagel rotor. In the Seibu Giken rotor the silicagel is chemically bonded to the structure, which means that there is no desiccant carry-over to the dry air. It also means an excellent lifetime. After 10 years of operation the Seibu Giken rotor dehumidifies with more than 90% of its original capacity! Another important feature is that you can actually wash the rotor if it has been contaminated. This is especially important for rotors working under harsh conditions.

Click on the picture on the right to read about
Seibu Giken rotor making history.

Tests carried out by the well-known Frauenhofer Institute show that no dust is carried over to the dry air in a Seibu Giken rotor. Tests on DST dehumidifiers placed in sewage stations have also shown that the rotor is bacteriostatic.

Seibu Giken was the first company to develop a silicagel rotor and is still the technology leader.

Click on to see Seibu Giken Company Profile (4 Mb)

Seibu Giken is certified according to ISO 9001

The adsorption rotor

The adsorption rotor is manufactured from alternate layers of flat and corrugated sheets, impregnated with an active component called desiccant. It is made to form a vast number of axial air channels running parallel through the structure. As the air passes through the channels it is dried.

The rotor is the most important part of the dehumidifier. It is the rotor that determines the
 capacity and the lifetime of the unit. Hence you want a dependable, stable and efficient rotor. The following things are important to consider when choosing.

1 The desiccant material
Back in the fifties, when the desiccant rotor dehumidifier was invented, lithium chloride salt was used as the desiccant. Lithium chloride absorbs the moisture through a chemical reaction. The disadvantage of a salt impregnated rotor is that it can't withstand high humidity. Saturated air will cause the salt to partially leave the rotor and thereby decrease the capacity and cause corrosion of the dehumidifier. Today more and more dehumidifiers use silica gel rotors. The silica gel adsorbs the moisture, the water molecules adhere to the surface of the silica gel. The advantage is that it can withstand saturated air and, if the silica gel is chemically bonded to the rotor, it has a very long lifetime, up to ten years if taken well care of.

2 Will there be dust from the rotor?
Both lithium chloride and silica gel rotors containing loose desiccant will cause some dust to leave the rotor with the dry air. Apart from possible damage of dried materials the capacity of the rotor will deteriorate. Only rotors with chemically bonded silica gel will have no desiccant carry-over to the dry air.

3 Washability
If the rotor is contaminated by accident or used in applications with contaminated air, for example oil mist, it is important that the rotor is washable, and that you can wash it yourself! Having to leave the rotor away for washing is costly and causes a longer downtime.

4 Bacterial growth
Tests on a silica gel rotor used in a water sewage plant shows no bacteria formation on the rotor. This is thanks to the high temperature (above 120C) when regenerating the rotor and to the low relative humidity in the dry air.

Product Information:   Large DH  Mid-small DH  




Product Information:   Large DH  Mid-small DH  

Seibu Giken’s SSCR Metal Silicate Rotor is manufactured from alternate layers of flat and corrugated sheets of metal silicate, chemically bonded into a tissue of inorganic fibre. It is made to form a vast number if axial air channels running parallel thro’ the structure. The large surface combined with the special micro structure of the metal silicate material, ensure maximum contact area and transferability between the air and the rotor to give an extremely high capacity for water vapour adsorption.


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Dehumidifiers are using rotors from 150 mm diameter to 3,500 mm 
with dehumidifying capacities from 0,5 kilograms to 600 kilograms 
per hour. Dry air flows are available from 50 CMH to 80,000 CMH
As well as the standard range of dehumidifiers, we manufacture custom 
made units specially designed to achieve maximum efficiency based on 
customers requirement.

For larger air flow models, the catalogs are not displayed on the web. 
Please contact us via email for more technical details.

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 Large Dessicant Wheel Cassettes  are being made

Large DH | Mid-small DH
some Local project reference for desiccant dehumidifiers