Macroscopic convection in the thin-film processor
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The following approach was used to investigate this proposal: first, experimental fluid residence time distributions were obtained t over a range of operating conditions, using an industrial pilot plant thin -film processor. The experimental data were used to select an appropriate linear fluid flow model for the process. The model parameters were evaluated over this range using frequency response techniques. These models were subsequently incorporated into a numerical heat transfer simulation of the thin -film processor. Careful matching of the pilot plant transient temperature responses to those predicted by the simulation yielded the sought after intrinsic (dispersion corrected) heat transfer film coefficients for the processor.
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