Heat and Mass Transfer From a Streaming Hot Saline Water in an Enclosure Partitioned by an Active Baffle

[+] Author and Article Information
D. Njomo, R. Tchinda

Department of Physics, University of Yaoundé, P. O. Box 7268, Yaoundé, Cameroon

E. Kaptouom

Department of Mechanical Engineering, E. N. S. P., P. O. Box 8390, Yaoundé, Cameroon

J. Sol. Energy Eng 118(3), 177-182 (Aug 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2870918 History: Online February 14, 2008


Equations describing heat and mass exchanges in a closed cavity with hot saline water streaming on its base and partitioned by an externally cooled flat heat exchanger are numerically solved. The results obtained show that an increase of inlet saline water temperature or mass flow rate increases the heat and mass transfer between evaporation and condensation surfaces. Furthermore, external cooling of the condensation surface contributes significantly to the increase of these exchanges. Our theoretical analysis is in reasonably good agreement with experimental results published in the literature for the practical heat exchange fluxes encountered in solar stills.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In