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Effect of coolant plate geometry and material in a freshwater production system: an experimental study

Bahar, Rubina and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Ariff, Tasnim Firdaus (2015) Effect of coolant plate geometry and material in a freshwater production system: an experimental study. Advanced Materials Research, 1115. pp. 468-471. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

Channeled coolant plates have been playing an important role in the field of various heat transfer applications. Due to the “fin effect”, the overall heat transfer area increases and thus the amount of energy transfer enhances. In this study, effect of a specially designed coolant plate has been used to observe its effect on heat transfer during condensation in a freshwater production system. Compared to a flat coolant plate, the freshwater production enhanced maximum up to 50% for a coolant temperature of 25°C with this channeled plate. In addition, the plate material was varied and production enhancement was observed for the higher conductive material.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7007/46219
Uncontrolled Keywords: coolant plate; channeled plate; condensation over vertical plate; condensation rate; heat transfer.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Rubina Bahar
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 15:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46219

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