Heat and Mass Transfer

Fouling factor is used_____.

  • A. In heat exchanger design as a safety factor
  • B. In case of Newtonian fluids
  • C. When a liquid exchanges heat with a gas
  • D. None of the above
Answer: Option A.

The fouling factor represents the theoretical resistance to heat flow due to a build-up of a layer of dirt or other fouling substance on the tube surfaces of the heat exchanger.

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