Conference Dates

July 1-6, 2007

First Page



Experimental and theoretical study is summarized of fouling process on heat transfer surface. An automatic monitoring system was set up to determine impact of fouling. Experiments were performed with artificial hard water as a working fluid at different conditions. Some important parameters including water temperature, wall temperature, flow velocity, water hardness and alkalinity were testified to make sure their influences on the fouling process on heat transfer surfaces. The ranges of water temperature, wall temperature, flow velocity and water hardness are between 20~50℃, 50~75℃, 0.5~2.0m/s, 200 ~ 1000mg/L (as CaCO3), respectively. All the experimental data were recorded continuously and the fouling resistances were calculated accordingly. Furthermore, an analysis was conducted to understand mechanism of fouling on heat transfer surface according a new physical model of fouling process. Good agreements can be observed between calculated results and experimental data.