Mathematical modeling of multiple-effect evaporators and energy economy


Kaya D. , Sarac H. I.

ENERGY, vol.32, no.8, pp.1536-1542, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.energy.2006.09.002
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1536-1542

Abstract

In this study, a mathematical model was developed for multiple-effect evaporators. These evaporators have cocurrent, countercurrent and parallel flow operation options. Each operation was investigated with and without pre-heaters. The effect of pre-heating on evaporation process was investigated from the point of energy economy. A sugar factory's data was used with the applied models as a case study. The results obtained for pre-heated and non-pre-heated situations were compared with each other. The maximum COP is found as 3.33 for countercurrent operation with pre-heating. The minimum COP is 2.57 for parallel flow operation without pre-heating. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.