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C4 Fouling of Heat Exchanger Surfaces

Abstract

In most industrial processes, heat exchanging fluids contain certain amounts of dissolved or suspended material or provide conditions favorable for the growth of biological organisms. Design and operation of heat exchangers are still to a major extent determined by the process-related formation of deposits on the heat transfer surfaces, i.e., fouling. Since the thermal conductivity of such deposits is low, see Table 1, their resistance to heat transfer may well exceed that of the clean fluids, resulting in significantly reduced heat exchanger performance.

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Title
C4 Fouling of Heat Exchanger Surfaces
Book Title
VDI Heat Atlas
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77877-6
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77877-6_7
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  • Hans Müller-Steinhagen Send Email (1_7)
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  • 1_7 Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
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