Seminar 42 — Experimental Study on the Effect of Enhanced Tube Characteristics on Fouling Behavior and Fouling Prediction Model


Conference Proceeding by ASHRAE, 2021



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Implementation of enhanced tubes in heat exchangers design has led to the improvement in the thermal efficiency of refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning systems. However, available fouling prediction models are not accurate enough to predict the effect of tube enhancement and water quality on fouling progression inside tubes. This seminar will highlight the result of the experimental study conducted as part of ASHRAE RP-1677 on evaluating the effect of enhanced tube characteristics and water quality on the fouling behavior and propose a model that can predict the fouling by considering the sticking probability and deposit bond strength in different geometries.

  1. Investigation on Fouling of Enhanced Tubes Used in a Cooling Tower Water System Based on a Long-Term Test< /br>Chao Shen, Ph.D., Member, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  2. Experimental Study on the Fouling Prediction Model, Sticking Probability and Deposit Bond Strength of Fouling inEnhanced Tubes< /br>Chao Shen, Ph.D., Member, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Citation: ASHRAE 2021 Virtual Seminar, Extended Abstracts

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