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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 5 2018|
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