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Compact Heat Exchangers for the Process Industries

ISBN: 1-56700-090-8

Compact Heat Exchangers for the Process Industries

Vishwas V. Wadekar
PS2E Institute

Ramesh K. Shah
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; and Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Lockport, NY

Kenneth J. Bell
School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, U.S.A.

Sadanari Mochizuki
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16, Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184, JAPAN

Description

Compact Heat Exchangers (CHEs) are characterized by large heat transfer area per unit volume of exchanger, resulting in reduced space, weight, and usually reduced energy requirements and cost compared to conventional designs. The objectives of this conference were to identify existing forms of CHEs with their potential use and benefits, to identify the new forms of CHEs, and to identify and discuss barriers and critical issues preventing the broader use of CHEs for the process industry applications. This specialized collection of papers represents a focused attention to the use of CHEs in the process industries. It also indicates that there are enormous opportunities for CHEs in the process industries.



598 pages, © 1997