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What is the difference between a ‘Desiccant’ and an ‘Absorbent’ ?

Technically speaking, both a desiccant and an absorbent soak-up water. However, in industrial terms the term ‘desiccant’ is typically used to describe a product that absorbs water when it is in vapour state (i.e. when it is invisible ‘humidity’), and the term ‘absorbent’ is typically used to describe a product that soaks-up water when the water is in a visible liquid state (e.g. a fluid that has been spilt on the floor).

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