Water Recuperation Systems

Ammonia absorbs moisture (that is, water) at a very high rate, and the presence of water in NH3 requires lowering the evaporation pressure of equipments in order to get the same evaporation temperature and the same thermal exchange, thus reducing the installation’s performance. This loss of cooling capacity amounts to about 1% for every 1% of water in ammonia. Moreover, the presence of water in NH3 degrades oil faster, decomposing it and increasing circuit corrosion.