Heat-transfer and defrosting characteristics of a horizontal array of cooled tubes immersed in a very shallow fluidized bed

Toshio Aihara, Taku Ohara, Toshiyuki Shimoyama, Hitoshi Kitano

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Abstract

Heat transfer and defrosting characteristics of a horizontal single-row array of cooled tubes immersed in a gas-solid fluidized bed, have been studied experimentally. The fluidized bed produces gas-solid particle impinging jets to effectively remove frost layers on the tube surface. It has been verified that frost-free running of the cooled tubes is possible under the conditions of inlet air temperature -7°C, tube-surface temperature -17°C and relative humidity 80%. The local contact frequency of particles onto the tube surface was measured by an optical sensing system and the defrosting mechanism of impinging solid particles was observed in detail with a visualization technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1807-1815
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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