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Thermoeconomic analysis of spiral heat exchanger with constant wall temperature

Thermo-economic analysis of spiral heat exchanger (SHE) is conducted. Different geometrical parameters, such as outer diameter, plate height, passage gap, etc. are used and varied in a wide range. Detailed thermal and total costs analyses were performed for two SHE with different process fluids (water and thermal oil) with temperature changes, while the wall temperature was kept constant (condensation). The results were shown graphically. It is determined that optimum values of number of entropy generation units correspond to minimum total annual cost. The optimal solution could be found in the recommended range of geometric sizes for defined inlet and outlet temperatures and process fluid flow rate.
PAPER REVISED: 2017-10-31
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-11-06
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