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Performance Analysis of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Miscible System

M. Thirumarimurugan, T. Kannadasan and E. Ramasamy


An experimental investigation on comparative heat transfer study on a solvent and solution were made using 1-1 Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Steam is the hot fluid, whereas Water and Acetic acid-Water miscible solution serves as cold fluid. A series of runs were made between steam and water, steam and Acetic acid solution. In addition to, the volume fraction of Acetic acid was varied and the experiment was held. The flow rate of the cold fluid is maintained from 120 to 720 lph and the volume fraction of Acetic acid is varied from 10-50%. Experimental results such as exchanger effectiveness, overall heat transfer coefficients were calculated. A mathematical model was developed for the outlet temperatures of both the Shell and Tube side fluids and was simulated using MATLAB program. The model was compared with the experimental findings and found to be valid.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 5, 2008, 548-552


Submitted On: 16 October 2007 Published On: 31 May 2008

How to Cite: Thirumarimurugan, M., Kannadasan, T. & Ramasamy, E. (2008). Performance Analysis of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Miscible System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(5), 548-552.

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