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Low grade heat utilisation for seawater desalination by the HTTF process

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To improve heat transfer efficiency, Horizontal Tube Thin Film (HTTF) evaporators are being used in multieffect desalination plants. These plants require less pumping energy than thermal-based desalination plants. To generate the design data, experimental studies were carried out in a single-tube HTTF experimental setup, and heat transfer correlations were developed at BARC. The experimental findings and results are presented and discussed in this paper.

Keywords: HTTF evaporators, thermal desalination, waste heat utilisation, heat transfer, horizontal tube thin film, low grade heat, seawater desalination

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