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Thermal Analysis of Polymer Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heating: A Case Study

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Wei Liu, Jane Davidson, Susan Mantell

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 111 Church St., S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455

J. Sol. Energy Eng 122(2), 84-91 (May 01, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1288027 History: Received December 01, 1999; Revised May 01, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Configurations of PEX and nylon tube-in-shell heat exchangers. [(a) Sketch of tube-in-shell heat exchanger; (b) PEX tube-in-shell configurations; (c) nylon tube-in-shell configurations.]
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Configurations of PEX and nylon immersed tube bundles. [(a) Sketch of immersed tube bundle; (b) PEX immersed tube bundle configurations; (c) nylon immersed tube bundle configurations.]
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Required lengths of 3000 W and 6000 W PEX tube-in-shell heat exchangers
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Thermal resistance ratios for the 3000 W PEX tube-in-shell heat exchangers
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Required lengths of 3000 W and 6000 W nylon tube-in-shell heat exchangers
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Thermal resistance ratios for the 3000 W nylon tube-in-shell heat exchangers
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Inside heat transfer surface area required for 3000 W and 6000 W copper and nylon tube-in-shell heat exchangers
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Required lengths of 3000 W and 6000 W PEX immersed tube bundles
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Thermal resistance ratios for the 3000 W PEX immersed tube bundle
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Required lengths of 3000 W and 6000 W nylon immersed tube bundles
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Thermal resistance ratios for the 3000 W nylon immersed tube bundle
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Pressure drop and total tube length versus number of tubes for a 3000 W immersed nylon tube bundle with tube side flow rate of 5.7 L/min
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Comparison of heat transfer surface areas for 3000 W nylon, PEX and copper immersed heat exchangers

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