Analytical and Experimental Studies of Compact Wire-Screen Heat Exchangers

  • J. C. Kim
  • E. B. Qvale
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 16)


A compact heat exchanger should possess high effectiveness while satisfying the condition of compactness with respect to its internal and/or external volumes. A compact heat exchanger consisting of a large number of randomly stacked wire-screen discs attached to the inside of a tube, referred to as a matrix heat exchanger (see Fig. 1), offers advantages of compactness, no leakage problems, and simplicity of construction.


Heat Exchanger Fluid Temperature Stanton Number Compact Heat Exchanger Steam Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Kim
    • 1
  • E. B. Qvale
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityLafayetteUSA

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