liquid desiccant

1. n. [Production Facilities]
A hygroscopic liquid used to remove water and water vapor from a gas stream. Some liquid desiccants are glycols (diethylene, triethylene and tetraethylene), which are substances that can be regenerated. Regeneration means that the water absorbed by these substances can be separated from them. Some liquid desiccants, such as methanol or ethylene, cannot be regenerated.