The fouling rate can be steady with time. Anaerobic fouling more often occurs in closed systems when sufficient nutrients are present. Fouling of a system can be modelled as consisting of several steps: A deposit in a millimeter-range thickness will be of concern in almost any application.
Here, the fouling rate decreases with time, until it finally reaches zero. This can occur when fouling rate is quantified by monitoring heat transfer. Negative fouling is often observed under nucleate-boiling heat-transfer conditions deposit improves bubble nucleation or forced-convection if the deposit increases the surface roughness and the surface is no longer "hydraulically smooth".
Chemical reaction fouling[ edit ] Chemical reactions may occur on contact of the chemical species in the process fluid with heat transfer surfaces. The asymptote is usually interpreted as the deposit loading at which the deposition rate equals the deposit removal rate.
Generation or ingress of the species that causes fouling "foulant sourcing" ; Foulant transport with the stream of the process fluid most often by advection ; Foulant transport from the bulk of the process fluid to the fouling surface.
Deposit composition can also be important - even minor components of the deposits can sometimes cause severe corrosion of the underlying metal e.
The following fouling scenarios can be distinguished, depending on the nature of the system and the local thermohydraulic conditions at the surface: In such cases, the metallic surface sometimes acts as a catalyst.
Systems in petroleum processing are prone to polymerization of olefins or deposition of heavy fractions asphalteneswaxes, etc. Steam blanketing has been postulated to occur between the partially spalled deposits and the heat transfer surface. In many cases, a deposit even a few micrometers thick can be troublesome.
Porosity and permeability of the deposits will likely influence the probability of underdeposit corrosion. Progress of fouling with time[ edit ] Deposit on a surface does not always develop steadily with time. The relative reduction of diameter of piping or increase of the surface roughness can be of particular interest when the impact of fouling on pressure drop is of interest.
This is often the case for relatively soft or poorly adherent deposits in areas of fast flow. Previous chapter in volume.
Corrosion fouling[ edit ] Corrosion deposits are created in-situ by the corrosion of the substrate. With time, the resulting surface deposit may harden through processes collectively known as "deposit consolidation" or, colloquially, "aging".
Composite fouling[ edit ] Composite fouling is common. This can be accompanied by microbiologically influenced corrosion MIC. Particles larger than those of colloidal dimensions may also foul e. It is obtained by dividing the fouling rate by the foulant concentration.
Bacterial fouling can occur under either aerobic with oxygen dissolved in water or anaerobic no oxygen conditions.the heat transfer coefficient can be increased.
This then enables the enhanced surfaces to transfer the given amount of heat to a liquid with a reduced tube wall superheat. For practical reasons, passive techniques are the most viable option to enhance heat transfer during pool boiling (Ayub and Bergles, ; Bergles, ; Ayub and Bergles, ).
Abstract. The fundamentals of pool boiling and forced convection boiling heat transfer are described in this chapter.
Typical correlations for the various boiling modes or flow regimes are presented. This equation has one parameter, the relaxation number, which itself is a local variable and represents the ratio of actual vapor generation.
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Whilst fouling is already a chronic industrial problem during convective heat transfer, it is even more severe during nucleate boiling. This is due to the evaporation and bubble formation which increase the salt concentration in the boundary layer beneath the bubbles i.e.
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