Ammonia/Water Condensation: Horizontal Shell and Tube Tests

Vahab Hassani, Judy Netter

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The objective of this work is to study condensation of ammonia/water vapor mixtures used in geothermal binary power plants. This work experimentally investigated the coupled process of heat and mass transfer in film condensation of ammonia/water binary vapor mixtures in forced flow through shell and tube condensers with condensation on the shell side. The experiments were conducted with the test condenser aligned in horizontal orientation. The results of this study provide valuable information to the heat exchanger manufacturers to design the most efficient heat exchangers for application in binary geothermal power plants.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
EventGlobal Geothermal Resources: Sustainable Energy for the Future - Reno, NV, USA
Duration: 17 Oct 199920 Oct 1999


ConferenceGlobal Geothermal Resources: Sustainable Energy for the Future
CityReno, NV, USA

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-550-25762


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