Wickless heat pipes have been attracting increased attention in the last two decades due to their reliability and high heat transfer potential per unit area. Their most common application is in the process industry, when coupled to waste heat recovery devi ces. Heat pipe based heat exchangers offer many advantages when compared with conventional waste heat recovery systems ; advantages that are detailed in the current work. The design of such devices, however, is not a straightforward process due to the compl ex modes of heat transfer mechanisms involved. In this paper, the characterisation of a cross - flow heat pipe based heat exchanger is studied experimentally, using correlations currently available in literature. A design tool with the purpose of predicting the performance of the test unit was also developed and validated through comparison with the experimental results. The design tool was validated with the use of a purpose-built experimental facility.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 2014
Event10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics - Hyatt Regency Grand Cyrpress Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA, Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 201416 Jul 2014
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Abbreviated titleHEFAT2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
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    Research areas

  • heat recovery, heat exchangers, heat pipes, thermosyphons, effectiveness

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