Fouling on Heat Exchanger Surfaces: Can it be Prevented?
A measure to reduce fouling is an extension of the induction time by a defined modification of interfacial interactions between heat transfer surface and crystalline deposit. Because these interactions are caused by molecular and mechanical forces, two approaches for fouling mitigation have been developed: 1. Modification of the energy related properties of the heat transfer surface. 2. Modification of the geometry related properties of the heat transfer surface.