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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 . 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). For more information on heat exchangers, click here.
Types of Heat Exchangers:
Funding Opportunities for Engineers
See also: Grants
- A list of funding opportunities, mostly in the United States, can be found here.
- The National Science Foundation (of the USA) is offering an environmental sustainability program that supports research in the area of Engineering for sustainable development.
- Canadian homeowners and small business owners can apply for grants and financial initiatives from Natural Resources Canada for improving energy efficiency.
- The School of Engineering Learn, Lead and Serve (LLS) Fund is a program at the Catholic University of Dayton in Ohio that offers $1,000 to $2,000 grants to individuals and groups for engineering research and community service. Grants and scholarships of this type are likely offered to students at other universities and colleges around the world.
- The Energy Innovations Small Grant Program provides grants for "small businesses, non-profits, individuals and academic institutions to conduct research that establishes the feasibility of new, innovative energy concepts".
See also: Journals
- Energy Policy
- International NGO Journal
- Journal of Green Building
- Journal of Sustainability
- Journal of Sustainable Development
- Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
- Renewable Energy
See also: Books
- Compact Heat Exchangers
- Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer
- Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design
- Handbook of Heat Transfer
- Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design
Heat Exchanger Development
- Engineering for Sustainable Development is an Appropedia page with external links to education programs and courses.
- Service learning is a great way to accomplish education while providing a useful service. Engineers learn well through practically applying their skills. See Service learning in engineering for more information.
- The Engineering Subject Centre in the UK offers resources for Education for Sustainable Development.
- The Applied Sustainability Research Group within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada led by J.M.Pearce provides the opportunity for research and education on engineering for sustainable development.
- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education lists education programs in the United States.
- Enwave is an innovative company that provides deep lake cooling to its clients
- GEA Heat Exchangers is a manufacturer and repairs heat exchangers
- Industrial Heat Transfer is a designer and manufacturer of heat exchangers for large facilities.
- SustainJobs.com is a search engine for jobs in the sustainability field.
- The Canadian International Development Agency has jobs, internships, and volunteer positions for Canadians interested in development work.
- Village Earth has volunteer opportunities in appropriate technology and other areas.
Work to be Done
Stubs that need to be expanded:
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See also: Suggested projects
- Kakaç S., Liu H., (2002). Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design (2nd ed.) CRC Press. ISBN 0849309026. 311-317.