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Extended surface exchangers offer many advantages over plain tube exchangers for gas-side applications, but their use is currently limited to clean environments, due to uncertainty about the effects of fouling on their performance. In order to achieve a better understanding of fouling mechanisms, recent work has used a combination of theory and experimental measurements and industrial scale data to produce valid models for real process streams. The main objective was to obtain improved predictions for thermophoretically enhanced deposition onto extended surfaces. The core of the problem is identified as the determination of retention probability and the deposit removal mechanisms.

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Authors: GLEN N F, National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbride, Glasgow (GB);FLYNN S, National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbride, Glasgow (GB);GRILLOT J M, GRETh, CEN, Grenoble (FR);MERCIER P, GRETh, CEN, Grenoble (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 23 EUROTHERM Seminar, Grenoble (FR), April 8-9, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37004 ORA
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