Heat Exchangers for the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry: State-of-the-Art Design and Technology Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent developments in heat exchanger design for the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry are reviewed. Particular attention is placed on describing recent developments in heat transfer enhancement on the refrigerant side for evaporation and condensation applications. Both shell-side and tube-side refrigerant enhancement are covered. Data from a number of experimental studies are presented for commercially available surfaces. © 1991 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • PATE, M. B., AYUB, Z. H., & KOHLER, J.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • January 1991