13. Fouling and Corrosion

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

Published Online: 6 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch13

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design

How to Cite

Shah, R. K. and Sekulić, D. P. (2003) Fouling and Corrosion, in Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172605.ch13

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



  • fouling (deposits) on heat exchanger surfaces;
  • chemical reaction fouling;
  • Kern–Seaton correlation;
  • fouling resistance design approach;
  • heat exchanger corrosion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Fouling and its Effect on Exchanger Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop

  • Phenomenological Considerations of Fouling

  • Fouling Resistance Design Approach

  • Prevention and Mitigation of Fouling

  • Corrosion in Heat Exchangers

  • Summary

  • References

  • Review Questions

  • Problems