The practice of determining the overall heat transfer coefficient using the classical definition of log-mean-temperature-difference in heat exchangers with a heat source term in the hot fluid stream is questioned. The motivation for this work arises from the heat exchanger analysis of an ammonia-water absorber heat exchanger where a heat-of-absorption source term arises in the solution side. A modified heat exchanger analysis is developed here with account for such a heat source. Results of the analysis are discussed and its utility in deducing the overall heat transfer coefficient from experimental measurements is demonstrated.
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Heat Exchanger Analysis Modified to Account for a Heat Source
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Narayanan, V, Kanury, M, & Jenks, J. "Heat Exchanger Analysis Modified to Account for a Heat Source." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2007 Thermal Engineering Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2007 InterPACK Conference. ASME/JSME 2007 Thermal Engineering Heat Transfer Summer Conference, Volume 1. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. July 8–12, 2007. pp. 1063-1068. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2007-32444
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