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A Heuristic Evaluation of the Governing Mode of Heat Transfer in a Liquid–Liquid Spray Column

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H. R. Jacobs

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Park, PA 16802

M. Golafshani

Morton Thiokol Corporation, Gas Dynamics Section, Brigham City, UT 84302

J. Heat Transfer 111(3), 773-779 (Aug 01, 1989) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3250750 History: Received July 10, 1987; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

A steady-state one-dimensional multiphase flow model is developed to describe the characteristics of a spray column type direct-contact liquid–liquid heat exchanger. Several models are assumed to describe the interphase heat exchange between water as the continuous phase and organic liquids as the dispersed phase. For small-diameter droplets, it is shown that existing experimental data are best described by a model that assumes the heat transfer is controlled by conduction within the drops.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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