ME's Warsinger receives $2.4 million DOE grant to improve industrial drying with membranes

David Warsinger, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, proposed and modeled the membrane-based system in 2021 as a means to dehumidify the air in building HVAC systems. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has awarded the team a $2.4 million grant to demonstrate a similar system for industrial drying.