Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Heat Exchangers

Laura Castro Gómez

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Aside from her position at the Morelos State University, Dr. Laura Castro Gómez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineering, A.C. (SOMIM), and has expertise in turbomachinery, fluid flows, and heat exchangers.

Co-editors:

Víctor Manuel Velázquez Flores

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Miriam Navarrete Procopio

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

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Heat Exchanger Heat Recovery Working Fluid Fouling Prediction Geometry Optimization Renewable Energy Exergy Analysis Thermal Management Heat Transfer Extended Surface Material Performance Thermal Energy

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About the book

The use of thermal energy by recovery from other sources is currently a wide field of study in which heat exchangers are the most critical equipment employed. These devices are also used in many other industrial, laboratory, and even household processes. That is why it is still relevant for the correct selection, design, and maintenance of this equipment to be essential for the proper use of energy in the processes mentioned above.

The present book aims to include a concise review of topics involving some advances in applying heat exchangers. Besides novel proposes for working fluids, such as organic substances of low enthalpy, other encouraged subjects are the novel application of heat exchangers in addition to usual purposes, manufacturing materials, geometry optimization, and a relevant maintenance matter: avoiding fouling. This book aims to divulge these subjects and become a valuable tool for academics and postgraduate students in supporting their research.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 15th 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 12th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 30th 2021

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Expected publication date: November 29th 2021

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About the editor

Laura Castro Gómez

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

Laura Castro Gómez has obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a Professor/Researcher in Mechanical Engineering at Morelos State University (UAEM), Mexico. Professor Castro teaches the subjects of Thermodynamics, Fluids Mechanics, and Heat Transfer, among others. She also has expertise in Turbomachinery, Fluid Flows, and Heat Exchangers. She has published 13 papers in scientific journals such as "Energy Procedia", "Advances in Mechanical Engineering", "Engineering Failure Analysis", etc. She also published 4 book chapters and co-edited a book. She is a reviewer for journals such as "International Journal Of Energy Research" and "Heat and Mass Transfer". She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineering, A.C. (SOMIM).

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