On the effective heat transfer parameters in a packed bed

Y. Demirel, R. N. Sharma, H. H. Al-Ali

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The heat transfer behavior of fluid flow through packed tube and channel has an important impact on the design and operation of catalytic reactors. In this context, the wall-to-fluid heat transfer coefficient (hw) and effective radial thermal conductivity (ker) have been determined for a packed bed with 4.5<de/dp<7.5 in the region of 200<Re<1450. Two values of Nu based on the bulk as well as the extrapolated fluid temperature at the wall have been determined and compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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