Introduction to Heat Exchangers

  • Octave Levenspiel
Part of the The Plenum Chemical Engineering Series book series (PCES)


Heat exchangers are devices for transferring heat from a hot flowing stream to a cold flowing stream. There are three broad types of exchangers:
  • the recuperator, or the through-the-wall nonstoring exchanger;

  • the direct-contact nonstoring exchanger;

  • the regenerator, accumulator, or heat storage exchanger.


Heat Exchanger Heat Exchange Heat Pipe Flowing Stream Broad Type 
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  1. J. R. Fair, Process heat transfer by direct fluid phase contact, AIChE Symp. Ser. 68, (118), 1 (1972a).Google Scholar
  2. J. R. Fair, Designing direct-contact cooler/condensers, Chem. Eng., p. 91 (June 12, 1972b).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Octave Levenspiel
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  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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