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TECHNICAL NOTES

The Performances of Internal Helical-Rib Roughness Tubes Under Fouling Conditions: Practical Cooling Tower Water Fouling and Accelerated Particulate Fouling

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Wei Li

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J. Heat Transfer 125(4), 746-748 (Jul 17, 2003) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1571090 History: Received July 26, 2002; Revised February 11, 2003; Online July 17, 2003
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Li, W., Webb, R. L., and Bergles, A. E., 2002, “Particulate Fouling of Water in Internal Helical-rib Roughness Tubes,” Proc. 12th International Conference of Heat Transfer at Grenoble in France, editor: Jean Taine, Société française des thermiciens (SFT), Elsevier, Paris in France.

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Grahic Jump Location
RfPPF/RfpPPF and RfPart/RfpPart versus η
Grahic Jump Location
A photo of fouled (upper photo) and unfouled (lower photo) tube 5 after completion of tests
Grahic Jump Location
RfPPF/RfpPPF and RfPart/RfpPart versus βη

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