Heat Exchanger Design for Ocean Thermal Difference Power Plants

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J. G. McGowan, J. W. Connell

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 97(3), 1035-1045 (Aug 01, 1975) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438653 History: Received July 29, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


This paper discusses variations in heat exchanger design and configuration for a class of ocean thermal power plants. Details of the heat exchanger models are summarized and analytical results for component and cycle variations are presented. A heat exchanger optimization program is discussed in detail and preliminary results for this study are given.

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