ISBN Print: 978-1-56700-195-2
The first International Conference on Compact Heat Exchangers for the Process Industries was held during June 22-27, 1997 in Snowbird, Utah, USA. The Second International Conference on Compact Heat Exchangers and Enhancement Technology for the Process Industries was held in Banff, Canada during July 18-23, 1999. The Third International Conference on Compact Heat Exchangers and Enhancement Technology for the Process Industries was held in Davos, Switzerland during July 2-6, 2001. They were sponsored by The United Engineering Foundation, New York, USA. The Fourth International Conference on Compact Heat Exchangers and Enhancement Technology for the Process Industries was held in Crete Island, Greece, during September 29 - October 3, 2003, sponsored by Engineering Conferences International, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Each of these conferences was attended by about 80-90 specialists with more than 50% participants from process and other industries. The conference program included invited lectures, tutorial lectures/short course, panel discussions, and contributed technical papers. These conferences were highly successful and unique, bringing together an effective mix of technical specialists from industry, universities and government organizations for technical discussions on a very focused subject area.
This book includes most of the papers presented at this Conference. A total of 65 papers from 16 countries are included in the book. The book is divided into the following sections.
Single-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Fundamental Studies Single-Phase Augmentation Techniques Single-Phase Heat Transfer Design Data and Methods Single-Phase Heat Exchanger Development and Applications Phase-Change Heat Transfer Fundamental Studies Condensation and Vaporization Augmentation Techniques Vaporization and Condensation Design Data and Methods Phase-Change Heat Exchanger Development and Applications Fouling in Heat Exchangers
These papers represent a focused attention to the use of CHEs and Enhancement Technology in the process industries and indicate enormous opportunities.