Design of Compact Heat Exchangers for Transfer Intensification

Chapter

Abstract

Beginning with the concept of micro heat exchangers and its advantages and disadvantages, we illustrate the notion of heat transfer intensification by several innovative designs of mini-scale heat exchangers proposed during our research work. Distinct from other approaches, we do not seek extra fine channel size. On the contrary, we work on how to effectively manage the hydrodynamic aspects and the geometric organization of heat transfer surface to intensify heat transfer with acceptable increase of total pressure drop, for example, using internal (chaotic) mixing, multi-passage configuration and multi-scale geometries. Other influencing factors such as materials, flow maldistribution and fabricating techniques are also discussed for a global consideration of efficient and compact heat exchanger designs.

Keywords

Combustion Entropy Furnace Dioxide Graphite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes, UMR CNRS 6607Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Nantes Cedex 03France
  2. 2.Processes, Materials and Solar Energy Laboratory (CNRS-PROMES)Odeillo Font-RomeuFrance

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