Selecting a Non-vacuum Desiccator on Amazon.com
A non-vacuum desiccator is used to protect items and specimens from dust and moisture, and to remove moisture from objects. Also called a standard desiccator, a non-vacuum desiccator is the simplest type and uses a drying agent, called a desiccant, to control humidity and moisture levels within a sealed chamber. These range in size from small tabletop to large floor-standing models. Models that have a front-facing door are called desiccator cabinets. Tabletop models can be spherical or box-shaped, while floor-standing models are most often cabinet-style. Some models are designed to be used in refrigerators or within specific temperature ranges. Non-vacuum desiccators are made from transparent or opaque plastic or glass. Opaque models reduce ultraviolet (UV) light penetration, providing an additional level of protection for light-sensitive materials. Some non-vacuum desiccators integrate a thermometer, hygrometer, or both to monitor and record temperature and humidity within the chamber.