The heat transfer and dehumidifying characteristics in the entrance region of the parallel plates are studied. Two-dimensional boundary layer equations are solved numerically to obtain the mass concentration for the air-vapor mixture in the inlet of a channel. A simple experiment is conducted to verify the theory. The ratio of the flow length to plate spacing is chosen to be 20/3. It shows that the average total and mass transfer colburn j-factors obtained from experimental data are higher than those of numerical analysis. Finally, the relationships between experimental data and numerical results are acquired to facilitate the prospective design of the plate-finned heat exchanger.
Yeh, R.H. and Huang, W.H.
"Dehumidification of Air Flowing in the Entrance Region of a Channel,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 1:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol1/iss1/2