Recuperators: Through-The-Wall Nonstoring Exchangers

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


Recuperators are heat exchangers wherein the two fluids transferring heat are kept away from each other by a wall. Their design requires two pieces of information.


Heat Transfer Coefficient Heat Exchanger Plug Flow Shell Side Cold Fluid 
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References and Related Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Octave Levenspiel
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  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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