The development of liquid-fluidized bed heat exchangers for controlliing the deposition of scale in geothermal applications [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1976.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Additional Creators:
- Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Geothermal energy development has been slowed by the problem of scale formation on heat transfer surfaces. This is the case either in converting to electrical energy by using a secondary cycle, or in transferring heat for industrial processes. The object of the program is to develop an economically competitive heat exchanger in which scale formation on heat transfer surfaces is controlled. Experiments conducted several years ago at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory indicated that heat transfer coefficients between surfaces and a liquid fluidized bed were higher than when no bed was present. These same beds prevented deposition on cold surfaces near saturated solutions. These observations led to the suggestion that a fluidized bed heat exchanger could be developed which would prevent the usual deposition of scale from geothermal brines when cooled.
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- E 1.99:coo-2607-4
E 1.99: conf-760844-17
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Conference on scale management in geothermal energy development, San Diego, CA, August 2-4, 1976.
Allen, C.A.; McAtee, R..; Grimmett, E.S.
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