Experimental investigation of exergy loss analysis in newly designed compact heat exchangers


ENERGY, vol.124, pp.330-335, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 124
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.02.061
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.330-335
  • Keywords: Exergy loss, Compact heat exchangers, Brazed plate heat exchanger, Experimentally


In the present paper, exergy loss analysis of newly designed compact heat exchanger (CHE) was experimentally investigated. For this reason, experimental system used for experimental analysis of the newly designed CHE and brazed plate heat exchanger (BPHE) were designed and constructed. Thermodynamic analysis of newly designed CHE and BPHE were also investigated. The experimental results of the CHE and BPHE are compared. Exergy loss values are calculated for each heat exchanger type. The experimental results show that similar exergy loss values were obtained. The highest exergy loss value for newly designed CHE has been obtained as about 7.6 kW, while the least exergy loss value has been obtained as about 4.65 kW for the same heat exchanger. The results of the experiments are compared and presented graphically. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.