Comparison of Drying Methods
Air Drying: Disadvantages (continued)
- While potentially less expensive than commercial drying, costs for air-drying can include supplies such as absorbent and interleaving materials, energy expenses for dehumidifiers and fans, and additional security.
- Costs for staff carrying out recovery actions in place of their regular work can be great. Staff may also be displaced while workspaces are occupied by drying activities.
- Though treated in-house, air-drying still allows a chance for disruption of original order.
- The possibility for mold is ever-present.
- Dehumidification-drying is advantageous if drying damp, but not wet materials.
- It can be carried out on-site to allow access to materials during the drying process.
- It holds promise for drying slightly damp items in situ, that is, without removing them from their housings or locations.
- Drying can also be performed at a vendor’s facility
- (Dehumidification-Drying: Disadvantages)
- But dehumidification results in a distorted product with greater corrosion from metal fasteners.