Laminar Flow Heat Transfer of a Pseudoplastic Fluid through a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger

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An experimental study was carried out to obtain the mean convective heat transfer coefficient of aqueous carboximethyl cellulose (CMC) solutions in double-pipe heat exchangers. Co-current and counter- flows were considered in the investigation. From the experimental data a Nusselt number was calculated for a wide range of Graetz number, Reynolds number, and CMC concentrations. Increasing the Graetz and Reynolds numbers promote the heat transfer and variation of CMC concentration has a noticeable effect on the Nusselt number.

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