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Multi-scale dynamics in counter-current heat exchangers

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2 Author(s)
Sujit S. Jogwar ; Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA ; Prodromos Daoutidis

In this paper, a class of high duty counter-current heat exchangers, which are typically used in energy integrated systems, is considered. The governing dynamic equations for such exchangers are stiff first order hyperbolic PDEs, and hence show a potential towards multi-scale dynamics. Using singular perturbations, a reduced non-stiff PDE model is derived, which captures the dynamics in the slow time scale. A simulation case study is considered to illustrate these results.

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Control and Automation, 2009. MED '09. 17th Mediterranean Conference on

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24-26 June 2009