The DD700 is of the desiccant wheel type designed to dry air by passing a large volume of air, the "process" air through a slowly rotating Silica gel rotor. Silica gel is a hygroscopic material that absorbs moisture direct from the air. As the air passes through the rotor the humidity of the air is reduced, whilst the moisture content of the rotor is increased. A smaller volume of air, the reactivation air, is heated by an internal heater and passes through a portion of the rotor in the opposite direction. As this heated air passes through the rotor it will "reactivate" it by removing the moisture content from the silica gel material. The reactivation air will leave the humidifier as warm, moist air and must be vented to outside of the building.