The proposed invention helps to increase heat transfer rates in PPHE, to improve energy efficiency and to reduce operating costs. Such heat exchangers can be used in various industrial areas.
Some example applications are:
- Gas cooler: improved gas-side heat transfer (outer channels) due to higher mean stream velocity resulting from the new baffle elements.
- Condenser with integrated supercooling section: supercooling of the condensate through the implementation of new baffles in the lower condenser section.
- Evaporator with integrated superheating section: superheating of the steam through the implementation of new baffles in the top evaporator section.
A German patent application is pending, international applications are possible. On behalf of the University of Paderborn, PROvendis offer licenses to interested companies.