Heat and mass transfer enhancement by additives.


It is well-known that different additives provoke a significant increase of heat and mass transfer in falling-film absorbers in liquid sorption systems. In the paper a review of the state-of-the-art as well as of recent developments in experiments with falling-film absorbers and desorbers are presented. Working pairs to be covered are water-lithium bromide and ammonia-water. In the latter case no significant improvement has been detected whereas in the first case an improvement of up to a factor of 2 is reported.


  • Original title: Heat and mass transfer enhancement by additives.
  • Record ID : 1999-3559
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer of refrigeration machines and heat pumps. Proceedings of the EUROTHERM Seminar 59./ Thermodynamique et transferts de chaleur et de masse dans les machines à froid et pompes à chaleur. Comptes rendus du séminaire EUROTHERM 59.
  • Publication date: 1998/07/06
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