Household uses for heat exchangers. A heat exchanger is used to transfer energy to the potable water from the fluid being heated in the solar collector.
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Part of CMAS801
Keywords Portals, Appropriate technology, Engineering, Heat exchangers, Energy conservation, Energy efficiency
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Authors Howard Swartz
Published 2011
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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A heat exchanger is a device built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be separated by a solid wall, so that they never mix, or they may be in direct contact.[1] They are widely used in space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power plants, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, natural gas processing, and sewage treatment. One common example of a heat exchanger is the radiator in a car, in which the heat source, being a hot engine-cooling fluid, water, transfers heat to air flowing through the radiator (i.e. the heat transfer medium).

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  • RepRap is an open source rapid prototyping system that is capable of producing its own parts and may be able to manufacture low cost heat exchangers

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  1. Kakaç S., Liu H., (2002). Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design (2nd ed.) CRC Press. ISBN 0849309026. 311-317.