Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites for heat exchangers in advanced thermal systems-A review

A. Sommers, Q. Wang, X. Han, C. T'Joen, Y. Park, Anthony M Jacobi

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Abstract

In air-conditioning and energy-recovery applications, heat exchangers are very important to the overall efficiency, cost, and size of the system. Current heat exchanger designs rely heavily on fin-and-tube or plate heat exchanger designs, often constructed using copper and aluminum. Recent developments in material science-in particular, advances in ceramics and ceramic matrix composites-open opportunities for new heat exchanger designs. Some research directed toward using these materials for heat exchangers in other applications has been reported; however, there has not been a comprehensive study of the use of these emerging materials in both conventional HVAC&R systems and emerging energy technologies. This review reports the current state-of-the-art of ceramic materials for use in a variety of heat transfer systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1277-1291
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume30
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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