How effective are different desiccants?

Different desiccants are based on different substances with different capabilities to absorb moisture. When choosing your desiccants it is important to know that different substances have different characteristics. One important factor is the ability to absorb moisture in relation to its own weight which is shown in the graph. Other factors are absorption rate at different levels of relative humidity and the risk for re-evaporation.

 

 

MT=100 % Montmorillionite Clay

MD= 90% Montmorillionite Clay + 10% Calcium Chloride

CaCl2 = Calcium Chloride

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Montmorillonite Clay,  Silica Gel,  Calcium Chloride

Insight on relative humidity

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