Prévision des pertes par évaporation dans les refroidisseurs de fluides à évaporation.

Prediction of evaporation losses in evaporative fluid coolers.

Auteurs : QURESHI B. A., ZUBAIR S. M.

Type d'article : Article


The accurate prediction of various aspects of thermal behavior of evaporative fluid coolers is very important for both design and rating calculations. Exactly predicting evaporation losses is significant since the process fluid is cooled primarily by evaporation of a portion of the recirculating water that causes the concentration of dissolved solids and other impurities to increase. An empirical relation to predict evaporation losses is developed on the basis of the rule of thumb recommended by manufacturers, which is simple and accurate with a wide range of applicability. The predicted values are in good agreement with the numerical values obtained from the calibrated model where the maximum error was found to be approximately 4% but often less than 2%. [Reprinted with permission from Elsevier. Copyright, 2006].


  • Titre original : Prediction of evaporation losses in evaporative fluid coolers.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2007-1077
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Applied Thermal Engineering - vol. 27 - n. 2-3
  • Date d'édition : 02/2007


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