•Thermal performance of a metal foam filled heat exchanger has been studied.•The effect of pressure, metal foam configuration and PPI value is reported.•20 PPI metal foam proved to have the best performance.•With 20 PPI metal foam the overall HTC increased by 2.3 times.•ORC evaporator size can be reduced by using proper metal foam.
Applied Thermal Engineering – Elsevier
Published: Apr 25, 2016
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