Quantifying the ‘implementation gap’ for antifouling coatings

Quantifying the ‘implementation gap’ for antifouling coatings •A techno-economic analysis of anti-fouling coatings to mitigate heat exchanger fouling is presented.•The scope of analysis covers an individual heat exchanger subject to asymptotic fouling with or without an induction period.•An approximate, explicit solution of the cleaning scheduling problem is presented.•The ‘value pricing’ concept is demonstrated for a case study where a PFPE coating was used to mitigate water scaling.•A sensitivity analysis identified when coating was attractive and where cleaning could be avoided. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Quantifying the ‘implementation gap’ for antifouling coatings

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.01.087
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Abstract

•A techno-economic analysis of anti-fouling coatings to mitigate heat exchanger fouling is presented.•The scope of analysis covers an individual heat exchanger subject to asymptotic fouling with or without an induction period.•An approximate, explicit solution of the cleaning scheduling problem is presented.•The ‘value pricing’ concept is demonstrated for a case study where a PFPE coating was used to mitigate water scaling.•A sensitivity analysis identified when coating was attractive and where cleaning could be avoided.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Apr 25, 2016

References

  • Optimum cycles for falling rate processes
    Ma, R.S.T.; Epstein, N.
  • Fouling of Heat Exchangers
    Bott, T.R.

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