1. Classification of Heat Exchangers

  1. Ramesh K. Shah1,2 and
  2. Dušan P. Sekulić3

Published Online: 6 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch1

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

How to Cite

Shah, R. K. and Sekulić, D. P. (2003) Classification of Heat Exchangers, in Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Formerly at Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Lockport, New York, USA

  3. 3

    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471321712

Online ISBN: 9780470172605


  • heat exchanger in transfer thermal energy (enthalpy);
  • heat exchangers - indirect and direct contact types;
  • fluidized-bed heat exchanger;
  • compact heat exchanger fouling;
  • flow arrangements and heat exchangers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classification According to Transfer Processes

  • Classification According to Number of Fluids

  • Classification According to Surface Compactness

  • Classification According to Construction Features

  • Classification According to Flow Arrangements

  • Classification According to Heat Transfer Mechanisms

  • Summary

  • References

  • Review Questions