Deposit formation occurs in most refining, chemical, desalination and power generating processes. The widespread phenomenon is associated with significant environmental impact — additional energy consumption leads to 1 to 2.5 percent of global CO2 emissions, according to HTRI.
Given the high costs of heat exchanger fouling, a high value is placed on knowledge and technology that can alleviate the problem. Toward that end, HTRI will host the 2017 Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning Conference on June 11-16, 2017 in Madrid. HTRI has issued a call for papers for the 2017 event.
Key themes of the 2017 Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning Conference include:
- Crude oil and hydrocarbon fluid fouling.
- Fouling in cooling water and thermal desalination units.
- Fouling in power plants, dairy and food industries and the automotive industry.
- Surface and chemical treatment.
- Modeling and CFD studies of fouling processes.
- Anti-fouling design of heat exchangers.
- Mechanisms of heat transfer fouling (crystallization, particulate, reaction, corrosion, solidification and biofouling).
- Micro and compact heat exchanger fouling.
- Fouling mitigation, including cleaning of heat exchangers and monitoring of heat exchanger fouling.
The abstract deadline is January 20. Interested participants are asked to submit a 250-word abstract to Reza Malayeri at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit www.heatexchanger-fouling.com.