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heat exchanger

noun
1.
a device for transferring the heat of one substance to another, as from the exhaust gases to the incoming air in a regenerative furnace.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for heat exchanger
  • In the reactor, the heat of the fuel then heats the air and water, causing them to rise up through a pipe to a heat exchanger.
  • Lovecraft installs a heat exchanger to thin the grease so it combusts easily.
  • Simply use the sunlight to heat up the salts and put those molten salts in proximity to water via a heat exchanger.
  • To protect the turbines, you need a heat exchanger to heat the clean working fluid near or at the surface.
  • heat exchanger coils can get fouled, reducing their effectiveness.
  • Simply use the sunlight to heat up the salts and put those molten salts in proximity to water via a heat exchanger.
  • The arrangement functions as a countercurrent heat exchanger, warming blood in the veins and cooling blood in the arteries.
  • He was checking specifications for a replacement part for a heat exchanger in the spent-fuel cooling system.
  • To generate electricity, the molten salt is pumped through a heat exchanger to generate steam.
  • The glycol solution is fed into a heat exchanger, where it heats up water.
British Dictionary definitions for heat exchanger

heat exchanger

noun
1.
a device for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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heat exchanger in Science
heat exchanger  

A device used to transfer heat from one fluid to another without direct contact of the fluids. Heat exchangers usually maximize the transfer of heat by maximizing the contact surface area between fluids, as when the warmer fluid is passed through a series of coils or thin plates. A car radiator is a heat exchanger, transferring the heat in a liquid that has circulated through the engine to the air.
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