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Heat Exchangers

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. 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).

Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are closely related, however ERVs also transfer the humidity level of the exhaust air to the intake air.

Shell and tube heat exchanger

Plate heat exchanger
Plate fin heat exchanger
Ground-coupled heat exchanger
Dynamic scraped surface heat exchanger
Waste Heat Recovery Unit
Micro heat exchanger
Moving bed heat exchanger

Earth-to-air heat exchanger

Ground-coupled heat exchanger


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Heat Exchanger Development


  • The Open source engineering software page has many links to various open source software programs used in engineering.
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Companies involved in creating heat exchangers

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