INTERFACIAL FACTORS IN EVAPORATOR SURFACE FOULING: A STATE-OF-THE-ART SURVEY
Research and development rept.
NAVY MARINE ENGINEERING LAB ANNAPOLIS MD
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A survey of the literature was made to determine the state of the art in understanding the mechanism of evaporator-scale formation. The use of bulk conditions for the fluid and the heating surface does not provide a reasonably accurate model of the problem. Exploration of the variables in the interface region should provide a logical and more fruitful approach. Experimental examination of these interface variables must be made under precisely controlled conditions. Bench scale experiments are under way to establish the effects of surface material composition and roughness on scaling characteristics.
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