Influence of particles on scaling in industrial heat exchangers : preliminary studies

M.G. Mwaba, C.C.M. Rindt, M.A.G. Vorstman, A.A. Steenhoven, van

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    Abstract

    Scale formation in industrial heat exchangers is a big problem in cane sugar factories resulting in various operational problems. Process fluids flowing in heat exchangers of these factories contain various org. and inorg. salts and suspended particles. A cane sugar factory in Zambia is studied and the main operational problems encountered are presented. Further scale deposits forming on syrup heater surfaces are analyzed to det. their constituents. Gypsum is the dominant compd. in the scale layer. Also obsd. are foreign particles imbedded in the scale layer. Results from preliminary expts. show that particles suspended in the fluid may have an effect on the scaling process. These findings provide motivation to study the effect of particles on the scaling process
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of an International Conference on Mitigation of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Its Economic and Environmental Implications : held at the Banff Centre for Conferences, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 1999
    EditorsT.R. Bott, A.P. Watkinson, C.B. Panchal
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherBegell House Inc.
    Pages419-426
    ISBN (Print)1-567-00172-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventInternational Conference on Mitigation of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Its Economic and Environmental Implications, July 1999, Banff, Alberta, Canada - "Banff Centre for Conferences", Banff, Alberta, Canada
    Duration: 1 Jul 1999 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Mitigation of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Its Economic and Environmental Implications, July 1999, Banff, Alberta, Canada
    CountryCanada
    CityBanff, Alberta
    Period1/07/99 → …

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