Evaporative heat exchangers

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This chapter starts from introduction of water as a refrigerant, and suitability of water refrigerant for evaporative heat exchangers rather than for two phase flow heat exchangers is discussed from a thermodynamic point of view. Then, a theory and analytical studies of evaporative cooling processes are described using psychrometric chart. A new thermodynamic concept of evaporative cooling, which is a breakthrough in cooling technology, is introduced and explained. Lastly, applications of evaporative heat exchangers for air cooling/humidification and for water cooling are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Thermal Science and Engineering
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319266954
ISBN (Print)9783319266947
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Miyazaki, T. (2018). Evaporative heat exchangers. In Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering (pp. 1521-1533). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26695-4_22