Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2020 | 139 | 2 | 76-101
Article title

Heat exchangers technology and applications in heat exchanger engineering

Title variants
Languages of publication
Over the years, all parts of a commercial refrigerator, such as the compressor, heat exchangers, refrigerant, and packaging, have been improved considerably due to the extensive research and development efforts carried out by academia and industry. However, the achieved and anticipated improvement in conventional refrigeration technology are incremental since this technology is already nearing its fundamentals limit of energy efficiency is described is ‘magnetic refrigeration’ which is an evolving cooling technology. The word ‘green’ designates more than a colour. It is a way of life, one that is becoming more and more common throughout the world. An interesting topic on ‘sustainable technologies for a greener world’ details about what each technology is and how it achieves green goals. Recently, conventional chillers using absorption technology consume energy for hot water generator but absorption chillers carry no energy saving. With the aim of providing a single point solution for this dual purpose application, a product is launched but can provide simultaneous chilling and heating using its vapour absorption technology with 40% saving in heating energy. Using energy efficiency and managing customer energy use has become an integral and valuable exercise. The reason for this is green technology helps to sustain life on earth. This not only applies to humans but to plants, animals and the rest of the ecosystem. Energy prices and consumption will always be on an upward trajectory. In fact, energy costs have steadily risen over last decade and are expected to carry on doing so as consumption grows. Refrigerants such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are present in the ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems and can pose a threat to the environment through being toxic, flammable or having a high global warming potential.
Physical description
  • Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • [1] Luo, L.; Tondeur, D.; Le Gall, H.; and Corbel, S. (2007). Constructal approach and multi- scale components. Applied Thermal Engineering, 27, 1708-1714.
  • [2] Luo, L.; Fan, Y.; and Tondeur, D. (2007). Heat exchanger: from micro to multi- scale design optimisation. International Journal of Energy Research, 31, 1266-1274.
  • [3] Philappacopoulus, A.J.; and Berndt, M.L. (2001). Influence of de-bonding in ground heat exchangers used with geothermal heat pumps. Geothermics, 30(5): 527-545.
  • [4] Jo, H.Y.; Katsumi, T.; Benson, C.H.; and Edil, T.B. (2001). Hydraulic conductivity and swelling of non-prehydrated GCLs permeated with single- species salt solutions. Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, 127(7): 557-567.
  • [5] Anandarajah, A. (2003). Mechanism controlling permeability changes in clays due to changes in pore fluids. Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, 129(2): 163-172.
  • [6] Fridleifsson, I. B. (2003). Status of geothermal energy amongst the world’s energy sources. Geothermics, 30: 1-27.
  • [7] ASHRAE. (1995). Commercial/Institutional Ground Source Heat Pump Engineering Manual. American Society of heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc. Atlanta, GA: USA.
  • [8] Kalbus, E.; Reinstrof, F.; and Schirmer, M. (2006). Measuring methods for groundwater surface water interactions: a review. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 10, pp. 873-887.
  • [9] Shah, R. K. (1991). Compact Heat Exchanger Technology and Applications, in Heat Exchange Engineering, Volume 2: Compact Heat Exchangers: Techniques of Size Reduction, eds. Foumeny E. A.; and P. J. Heggs, pp. 1–23, Ellis Horwood Limited, London.
  • [10] Ramshaw, C. (1995). Process Intensification in the Chemical Industry, Mechanical Engineering Publications Ltd, London.
  • [11] Bergles A. E. (1988). Some perspectives on enhanced heat transfer - second generation heat transfer technology. Journal of Heat Transfer, 110, 1082-1096.
  • [12] Bowman, W. J.; and Maynes, D. (2001). A Review of Micro-Heat Exchangers Flow Physics, Fabrication Methods and Application. Proc. ASME IMECE, New York, USA, HTD-24280.
  • [13] Li, J.; Zhang, J.; Ge, W.; and Liu, X. (2004). Multi-scale methodology for complex systems. Chemical Engineering Science, 59, 1687-1700.
  • [14] Mandelbrot, B. (1982). The Fractal Geometry of Nature, 2nd ed., W. H. Freeman, San Francisco, California.
  • [15] Bejan A. (2000). Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature. Cambridge University Press: London. The many faces of protease-protein inhibitor interaction. EMBO J. 7: 1303-1130.
  • [16] Luo, L.; Tondeur, D. (2005). Multiscale optimisation of flow distribution by constructal approach. Particuology, 3, 329-336.
  • [17] Omer, A. M. (2011). Principle of cooling and heating with ground source energy, Cooling India, Vol. 7, No. 7, 64-77.
  • [18] Omer, A. M. (2012). Cooling and heating with ground source energy, International Journal of Energy Optimisation and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 41-58
  • [19] Tozer, R.M; and James, R.W. (1997). Fundamental thermodynamics of ideal absorption cycles. International Journal of Refrigeration 20 (2): 123-135.
  • [20] United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). (2006). African regional implementation review for the 14th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14). Report on atmospheric and air pollution. New York: UNEP.
  • [21] Abdeen M. Omer, (2018). Geothermal heat pump potential and prospect for energy efficient, sustainable development, and the environment, JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 1-44.
  • [22] Abdeen M. Omer, (2018). Heat exchangers technology and applications: Ground source heat pump system for buildings heating and cooling, Nano Research and Application, Vol. 4, 87.
  • [23] Abdeen M. Omer, et al, (2019). Paper 2: Ground source heat pump assisted clean energy for heating and cooling buildings, Sustainable Energy Technologies for Eco Cities and Environment, Vol. 1, 1-10.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.