Luebbers, Ralph H. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
- Design considerations
- Heat exchangers
- Additional Readings
Heat, a form of kinetic energy, is transferred in three ways: conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat can be transferred only if a temperature difference exists, and then only in the direction of decreasing temperature. Beyond this, the mechanisms and laws governing each of these ways are quite different. This article gives introductory information on the three types of heat transfer (also called thermal transfer) and on important industrial devices called heat exchangers.
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