Experimental Investigation of Condensation of Steam in the Presence of Noncondensable Gases for Open-Cycle Surface Condensersby C. B. Panchal, Argonne Natl Lab, United States,
J. C. Telotte, Argonne Natl Lab, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Ocean Energy Recovery
Two experimental investigations are being carried out for determination of the effects of noncondensable gases on the rate of condensation in the open-cycle surface condenser. A single-channel test apparatus is being installed in Florida for a fundamental study of low-pressure condensation in the laminar-flow regime. The prototypical condenser configurations are tested in the Heat and Mass Transfer Scoping Test Apparatus (HMTSTA) facility in Hawaii. A series of tests have been conducted using existing condenser units in the HMTSTA. The data are analyzed and compared with theoretical predictions.
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