About this book
· Discusses the types of compact heat exchanger surfaces, suggesting novel designs that can be considered for optimal cost effectiveness and maximum energy production
· Undertakes the thermal analysis of these compact heat exchangers throughout the life cycle, from the design perspective through operational and safety assurance stages
· Focuses on alternative energy applications including Concentrated Solar Power and Nuclear Plants
This book describes the fundamentals and applications of compact heat exchangers in energy generation. The text focuses on their efficiency impacts on power systems, particularly emphasizing alternative energy sources such as Concentrated Solar Power and nuclear plants.
The various types of compact heat exchanger surfaces and designs are given thorough consideration before the author turns his attention to describing how these compact heat exchangers can be applied to innovative plant designs, and how to conduct operational and safety analyses to optimize thermal efficiency. The book is written at an undergraduate level, but will be useful to practicing engineers and scientists as well.