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American Journal of Energy Research. 2016, 4(2), 27-34
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-4-2-1
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Experimental Investigation of Mass Transfer in a Channel of Contacting Conditioner

I. M. Kuzmenko1, and O. V. Makarchuk1

1Heat-and-Power Engineering Department, NTUU “Kyiv polytechnic institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine

Pub. Date: August 03, 2016

Cite this paper:
I. M. Kuzmenko and O. V. Makarchuk. Experimental Investigation of Mass Transfer in a Channel of Contacting Conditioner. American Journal of Energy Research. 2016; 4(2):27-34. doi: 10.12691/ajer-4-2-1


Mass transfer coefficient for contacting conditioning is determined experimentally and theoretically for steady air. Contribution of diffusion and convection component into mass transfer is estimated. The assessment showed that the contribution of the convection component into mass transfer can be neglected. Thickness of diffusional mass transfer layer was experimentally measured and it less than the theoretical values of displacement layer thickness till 10 times. Therefore the experimental value of mass transfer coefficient exceeds by one order the theoretically calculated ones. The criteria equation is recommended for calculation of mass transfer coefficient at steady air flow in a channel.

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