Masters Theses

Author

Chin-Tsai Lin

Abstract

"This investigation was proposed to search for simple and inexpensive but effective heat exchangers for the recovery of heat in water desalination by evaporation through non-wettable porous membranes. Aluminum was chosen as the material for constructing the heat exchangers. Various fluted arrangements and one plate type arrangement were chosen to increase heat transfer coefficients and conserve material. Equations correlating the heat transfer coefficients to temperatures and flow rates have been suggested for estimating the overall heat transfer coefficient at different conditions. The results of economic calculations indicate that the cost per unit transfer area of the exchangers in this investigation may eventually be reduced to a range of {dollar}0.60/ft² to {dollar}0.36/ft² depending on the type of equipment. The most promising results were obtained with aluminum plates separated by aluminum screens which gave overall heat transfer coefficients of up to 550 BTU/hr.ft² °F with a potential cost as low as {dollar}0.36/ft²"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Findley, Marshall E., 1927-1991

Committee Member(s)

Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Park, Efton

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

x, 69 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-83).

Rights

© 1969 Chin-Tsai Lin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Saline water conversion
Saline water conversion -- Costs
Heat exchangers -- Materials
Aluminum

Thesis Number

T 2288

Print OCLC #

5155010

Electronic OCLC #

840653657

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