A review of particulate fouling and challenges of metal foam heat exchangers

Fadhilah, S. A., Malayeri, M. R. and Hooman, K. (2015). A review of particulate fouling and challenges of metal foam heat exchangers. In: Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2015. Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XI - 2015, Dublin, Ireland, (166-174). 7-12 June 2015.

Author Fadhilah, S. A.
Malayeri, M. R.
Hooman, K.
Title of paper A review of particulate fouling and challenges of metal foam heat exchangers
Conference name Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XI - 2015
Conference location Dublin, Ireland
Conference dates 7-12 June 2015
Convener Müller-Steinhagen, Hans
Proceedings title Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2015
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 166
End page 174
Total pages 9
Chapter number 21
Total chapters 67
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In recent years, open-cell metal foam has gained attention for utilization as Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) coolers due to its large surface area and porous structure. Theoretically, the porous foam structures would has better transfer heat through conduction and convection processes. However, the exhaust gases that enter the cooler would carry particulate matter (PM) which may deposit within the foam structure. The existing fouling studies cannot explain the underlying mechanisms of particulate deposition thoroughly within the foam structure. This study reviews the present approaches to investigate fouling in the metal foam structured EGR coolers, as well as the fouled metal foam heat exchanger from other application. In addition, this study also includes the challenges that lie ahead for implementing the metal foam hear exchangers in the industries.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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