Chapter 55. Ceramic Composite Heat Exchanger

  1. William Smothers
  1. W. E. Cole1,
  2. P. Reagan1,
  3. C. I. Metcalfe1,
  4. S. R. Wysk1 and
  5. K. W. Jones2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch55

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Cole, W. E., Reagan, P., Metcalfe, C. I., Wysk, S. R. and Jones, K. W. (1987) Ceramic Composite Heat Exchanger, in 11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch55

Author Information

  1. 1

    Thermo Electron Corp. Waltham, MA 02254

  2. 2

    EG&G Idaho, Inc. Idaho Falls, ID 83415

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374733

Online ISBN: 9780470320402

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Keywords:

  • chemical vapor deposition (CVD);
  • high strength and fracture toughness;
  • resistance to thermal cycling and shock;
  • high thermal conductivity;
  • light weight

Summary

A novel concept for a high-temperature heat exchanger has been developed utilizing a ceramic composite material for application in industrial environments. Forming, shaping, and weaving techniques of the ceramic cloth substrate allow one-piece construction of a heat-exchanger panel which contains both headers and flow passages. This woven substrate is coated with silicon carbide by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to form a leak-tight panel. The heat exchanger is designed to operate in a corrosive flue environment to preheat combustion air to 1100°C.