Developing clean energy and utilizing waste energy has become increasingly vital. Research targeting the advancement of thermally powered adsorption cooling technologies has progressed in the past few decades, and the awareness of fuel cells and thermally activated (heat pipe heat exchangers) adsorption systems using natural refrigerants and/or alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon-based refrigerants is becoming ever more important. Heat Pipes and Solid Sorption Transformations: Fundamentals and Practical Applications concentrates on state-of-the-art adsorption research and technologies for relevant applications based on the use of efficient heat transfer devices-heat pipe and two-phase thermosyphons-with the objectives of energy efficiency and sustainability. This book also discusses heat pipe thermal control as it relates to spacecraft applications.
The first few chapters of Heat Pipes and Solid Sorption Transformations: Fundamentals and Practical Applications focus on heating and cooling, the principles of adsorption, adsorption dynamics, and the availability of three-phase boundaries. Other chapters cover successful heat pipe applications and heat-pipe-based thermal control of fuel cells, solid sorption transformers, and electronic components and air-condition devices. The final chapters summarize the achievements in the field of heat and mass transfer study in heat pipes with variable properties such as gas loaded heat pipes. Several configurations of thermosyphons are showcased, with suggested applications. A number of examples of equipment using the thermosyphon technology are presented and, in the final chapter, the concept of flow boiling and flow condensation heat transfer in micochannels is analyzed in detail.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 989 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"The book provides a very detailed explanation of the physics of heat transfer and evaporation process inside the porous structures with random distribution of pores. ... appropriate attention is taken to various industrial application of thermosyphons and heat pipes of different designs. ... the most interesting and original part is devoted to space applications. The book covers a very broad spectrum of topics and presents the state of art at the contemporary level."
-Mieczyslaw E. Poniewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Plock Campus, Poland
"...the topics included in this book makes it attractive to a wide group of engineers and researches developing advanced heat and mass transfer systems and devices for industrial, scientific and technological applications. ... it is going to be practically useful for engineers developing advanced thermal systems whether for automotive industry (including natural gas storage tanks and processing), electronics cooling, or spacecraft thermal control."
-Dmitry Khrustalev, Ph. D, Associate Editor of e-Journal Frontiers in Heat Pipes
...very important and interesting especially... the experts information about Heat Pipe Technology with respect to variety of mass transfer systems, equipment and devices such as fuel cells, sorption and desorption systems, etc.
-Henry Smirnov, Dr. Professor, Odessa National Academy of Food Technology, Odessa, Ukraine