This study examines the airside performance of the herringbone wavy fin-and-tube heat exchangers in dehumidifying condition having a larger diameter tube (D c = 16.59 mm) with the tube row ranging from 2 to 12. Test results are compared to that of dry conditions and plain fin geometry. Upon the influence of surface condition (dry or wet) on the heat transfer performance, the heat transfer performance in dehumidifying condition normally exceeds that in dry condition, and is more pronounced with the rise of tube row or reduction of fin pitch. By contrast, it is found that the heat transfer coefficient for plain fin geometry in dehumidifying condition is slightly lower than that in dry condition. The pressure drops in wet condition is much higher than that in dry condition. However, the difference in pressure drop amid dry and dehumidifying condition for wavy fin configuration is less profound as that of plain fin geometry.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer|
|State||Published - 1 May 2012|
- Fin-and-tube heat exchanger
- Larger diameter
- Wavy fin