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Title: Experimental and simulation study of instabilities in a horizontal thermosyphon reboiler
Author: Agunlejika, Ezekiel Oluwaseun
ISNI:       0000 0004 5359 9803
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Thermosyphon reboilers are widely used in the chemical industry because of their high heat transfer rates, limited space requirements, resistance to some types of fouling, and the absence of a pump. They are however susceptible to thermo-hydraulic instabilities, particularly at start-up and low system pressures. Flow instabilities are generally undesirable in process industries because flow oscillations may cause mechanical vibration, system control problems and adverse performance. This thesis details the investigation of two-phase flow instability in horizontal thermosyphon reboilers experimentally using a laboratory scale rig and via mathematical modelling.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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