Fouling Characteristics of Milk-Water System in a Plate Heat Exchanger
R.Balasubramani1, A.S.Periasamy Manikandan2, K.Kalaivani3, R.Baskar4
1R.Balasubramani*, Chemical Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India.
2A.S.Periasamy Manikandan, Chemical Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India.
3K.Kalaivani, Chemical Engineering department, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India.
4R.Baskar, Food Technology department, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India.
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 4829-4833 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7913118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7913.118419
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Abstract: Fouling is a major problem which affects technical performance and economics of the plate type heat exchanger used for the pasteurization of milk and dairy products. In the present work, experiments were conducted with milk- water system using corrugated plate type heat exchanger (model: M3-FG Alfa Laval) with 13 plates. Experiments were conducted to determine the heat transfer characteristics and fouling resistance by varying the temperature and the flow rate. The enhancement of heat transfer by fouling minimization with the coating of plates with epoxy coating was also studied and reported.
Keywords: Plate Heat Exchanger, Milk, Fouling, Heat Transfer.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer.