Heat and mass transfer characteristics of organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a heat exchanger

Hideo Inaba, Fujio Komatsu, Akihiko Horibe, Naoto Haruki, Akito MacHida

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Abstract

This paper describes heat and mass transfer characteristics of organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a fin-tube heat exchanger. The experiments in which the moist air was passed into the heat exchanger coated with sorption material were conducted under various conditions of air flow rate (0.5-1.0 m/s) and the temperature of brine (14-20°C) that was the heat transfer fluid to cool the air flow in the dehumidifying process. It is found that the sorption rate of vapor is affected by the air flow rate and the brine temperature. Meanwhile, the attempt of clarifying the sorption mechanism is also conducted. Finally the average mass transfer coefficient of the organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a fin-tube heat exchanger is non-dimensionalzed as a function of Reynolds number and non-dimensional temperature, and it is found that the effect of non-dimensional temperature on them is larger than Reynolds number .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1313
Number of pages9
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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