Condair humidifies The Green Planet

Humidity control and evaporative cooling specialist Condair has supplied and installed a high-pressure humidification system to help protect the flora and fauna inside The Green Planet biodome in Dubai. This indoor rainforest contains over 2,000 species, including insects, plants, fish and mammals. A Condair ML humidification system sprays up to 750 litres per hour to recreate the tropical habitat.

“We need to maintain a humidity range of 70–90 per cent throughout the year,” says Victoria Lynn, General Manager Attraction at The Green Planet.

“We keep the temperature between 24–26°C inside the rainforest biome year-round. Keeping the biome within this humidity and temperature range is important, as we have numerous species of rainforest plants and animals that depend on a proper environment to survive and live a comfortable life.

“Some general consequences of not maintaining the required humidity and temperature include plants drying out, or not having enough water. The birds require high humidity to keep their feathers and skin clean and healthy,” says Lynn. “For our reptiles, high humidity helps them to shed their skin properly and prevent dehydration.”

The ML Flex high-pressure humidifier used at the centre consists of a water treatment and pump station feeding water to a series of nozzles in the area requiring humidity control. As the water is pressurized to around 70 bar, when it is released from the nozzle, it rapidly atomises without any drips. According to Condair, the RO water treatment filter removes minerals from the supply water as well as bacteria and viruses. This combines with the humidifier’s on-board UV sterilisation system to make humidification is dust-free and hygienic.

“High-pressure humidifiers, such as the ML Flex, offer high-capacity humidification as well as evaporative cooling to an environment,” says Condair. “For every 1kg of moisture delivered, 0.68kW of evaporative cooling is also provided. As each pump station can provide up to 750kg/h of water, the system is ideal for large manufacturing and production areas, as well as greenhouses and agricultural applications.”

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