Direct Contact Gas-Liquid Heat Exchange for Energy Recovery

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James R. Fair

Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712

J. Sol. Energy Eng 112(3), 216-222 (Aug 01, 1990) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2930482 History: Received August 01, 1989; Revised January 15, 1990; Online June 06, 2008


Energy from hot gas discharge streams can be recovered by transfer directly to a coolant liquid in one of several available gas-liquid contacting devices. The design of the device is central to the theme of this paper, and experimental work has verified that the analogy between heat transfer and mass transfer can be used for design purposes. This enables the large amount of available mass transfer data for spray, packed, and tray columns to be used for heat transfer calculations. Recommended methods for designing the several types of gas-liquid contacting device are summarized.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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