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The Effect of Mass Flow Rate on the Enhanced Heat Transfer Charactristics in A Corrugated Plate Type Heat Exchanger

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, 638 052, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (6), Pages 22-26, December,26 (2012)


Heat exchanger is a device in which heat is transferred from one medium to another medium across a corrugation angle plate surface. In many leather, textile, dying, and chemical process industries are making a salt separation (or) solid separation process by using of heat exchanging device in shell and tube heat exchanger. It was provided a lower heat transfer rate compare to plate type heat exchanger. This present work can be designed for corrugated plate type heat exchanger with different mass flow rates and corrugation angle. In the plate type heat exchanger having a advantages over the shell and tube heat exchanger as large area can be provided in smaller space. The basic objective of providing corrugated (or) embossed patterns is to import high turbulence to the fluids which result in high heat transfer co efficient as high as 2-5 times of those obtainable in shell and tube heat exchanger for similar duties.


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