This paper presents a simplified model to predict the heat and mass transfer between air and falling-film liquid desiccant during dehumidification in a parallel-plate absorber. First-order, ordinary differential equations are used to estimate the heat and mass transferred, and explicit equations are derived from conservation principles to yield the exiting absorber conditions for different flow arrangements. The developed model uses a control volume approach that accounts for the change in film thickness and property values. The model results were within 5% of a more complicated parallel-flow model currently available in literature. The model was also in good agreement with existing experimental data for a counterflow absorber.

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