The operation of a HoneyCombe dehumidifier is based on the principle of sorption. Sorption is the adsorption or the absorption process by which a desiccant removes water vapor directly from the air. When the air to be dried passes through the HoneyCombe rotor, the desiccant removes the water vapor directly from the air and holds it while the wheel rotates. As the moisture laden desiccant passes through the reactivation sector, the water vapor is transferred to a heated air stream, which is exhausted to the outside. The process is continuous, allowing for uninterrupted dehumidification.

Munters produces more than 5,000. Honey Combe rotors at its U.S. manufacturing facility each year under the ISO 9001 certification.