Recent developments in compact exchanger technology. Basic aspects of compactness. Scaling laws for heat exchangers. The relationship of compactness and enhancement. The function of secondary surfaces (fins). Compactness and its relationship to enhanced boiling surfaces, rib roughnesses, etc. Surface optimisation. Heat exchanger reactors. References.
Chapter 2. Industrial Compact Exchangers.
The Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers (PFHE). Tube-fin heat exchangers. Diffusion bonded heat exchangers. The printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE). Welded plate heat exchangers. Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers (PHE) and derivatives. The Plate and Shell Heat Exchanger (PSHE). Spiral Heat Exchangers (SHE). Compact Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers. Polymer Exchangers. Some recent developments. Heat Exchanger Reactors. Surface selection. References.
Chapter 3. The Heat Exchanger as Part of a System: Exergetic (Second Law) Analysis.
Introduction. Basic Principles of Exergy Analysis. Application of Exergy Analysis to Heat Exchangers. Zero Pressure Drop. Finite Pressure Drop. Implications of the Entropy Minimisation Analysis for Selection and Design Application To Heat Exchanger Networks. References.
Chapter 4. Surface Comparisons, Size, Shape and Weight Relationships.
Introduction. Conventional Theory (The Core Mass Velocity Equation, and Geometrical Consequences). Laminar Flow Analysis. Comparison of Compact Surfaces. Comparison of Conventional and Laminar Approaches. References.
Chapter 5. Surface Types and Correlations.
Introduction. Ducts. Plate- Fin Surfaces. Pressed Plate