The heat and mass transfer performance of a condensing heat exchanger is characterized. The study is conducted on an indirect contact, direct transfer, overall counterflow, baffled, copper, finned-tube heat exchanger. Heat and mass transfer data are correlated, and a comparison is made to other studies. Interesting behavior and contrasts of the low Reynolds sensible heat transfer in the condensing and non-condensing cases is observed, and a mechanism explaining the physics of these observations is hypothesized.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes