Investigation of Fouling and its Impact in Heat Exchangers


Ashis kumarDey,Partha Sarathi Das,Smruti Ranjan Pradhan,Govind Sahu,



Heat Exchanger, Heat Transfer,Energy System, Fouling model,Mitigation,


As heat transfer device, heat exchanger has gained wide applications across different areas of domestic and industrial set-ups. Various studies have been carried out to analyze and predict its performance. However, one major problem that limits heat exchanger performance is fouling effect. Based on this, different studies and approaches have been employed by different researchers on reduction and mitigation of fouling. The following review paper furnishes the different major analysis carried out by different researchers on the effect of fouling of shell and tube type of heat exchanger. The study found that despite of the existing models developed towards understanding fouling, there is no single model that has provided an accurate prediction of fouling in tube and shell type heat exchangers. Further to this, majority of the study results only pointed to small scale laboratory test schemes and there is absence of sufficient data that predicts actual (real life) service performance.


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Author(s): Ashis kumar Dey, Partha Sarathi Das, Smruti Ranjan Pradhan Govind Sahu View Download