MINIMUM WETTING AND DISTRIBUTION RATES IN FALLING FILM EVAPORATORS

@inproceedings{Morison2006MINIMUMWA,
  title={MINIMUM WETTING AND DISTRIBUTION RATES IN FALLING FILM EVAPORATORS},
  author={Ken R. Morison and Q.A.G. Worth and Niall O'Dea},
  year={2006}
}
Falling film evaporators are used extensively in the food industry for their ability to process heat sensitive liquids. A coherent liquid film is required to maintain heat transfer efficiency and minimize fouling. It is likely that most evaporator fouling occurs after film breakdown as the substance within the evaporator dries out. The minimum flow rate required to maintain a film is known as the minimum wetting rate which is defined as the minimum mass flow rate per unit circumference. In this… CONTINUE READING