Parallel Plate Heat Exchanger
Prepared by C. Gruesbeck
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Parallel plate heat exchangers are widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical and food processing. They consist of a series of metal plates placed parallel to each other to allow the formation of a series of channels through which hot and cold fluids flow to transfer heat. This Demonstration illustrates the temperature distribution of two fluids in concurrent and countercurrent laminar flow in adjacent channels using a system of coupled boundary value and initial value partial differential equations.