Experimental observation of surface morphology effect on crystallization fouling in plate heat exchangers
Lei, Chengwang, Peng, Zhongxiao, Day, Thomas, Yan, Xinping, Bai, Xiuqin, and Yuan, Chengqing (2011) Experimental observation of surface morphology effect on crystallization fouling in plate heat exchangers. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 38 (1). pp. 25-30.
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In this study, stainless steel test plates with different surface roughness and textures, which are used as the heat transfer surface of a plate heat exchanger, are tested individually in calcium carbonate fouling experiments. The present experimental results clearly indicate a strong correlation between the surface roughness and the amount of crystallization fouling deposit. Through detailed image analysis, four stages of the formation of crystallization fouling are identified, and the impact of the surface morphology on the extent of crystallization fouling is described qualitatively.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||antifouling, crystallization fouling, heat exchanger, surface texture|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850703 Industrial Energy Conservation and Efficiency @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2012 09:38|
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