Condenser Flue Gas
This example investigates the efficiency of horizontal condensers installed near an industrial park. Blowers within the
condensers force air through horizontal heat exchangers. The heated air (exhaust) is then blown out at the top of the condenser.
The efficiency of these condensers depends on the inlet temperature of the air flowing through the heat exchangers. If the exhaust
air is recirculated due to wind and geometrical effects the overall condenser efficiency will decrease drastically.
The picture shows the exhaust gas emission. The exhaust gases from the larger condensers flow upwards and are inclined as
dictated by the wind direction. The exhaust gases emitted by the small condensers are influenced by the eddies generated
by the wind flowing around the buildings nearby.
Courtesy of GEA Management und Gesellschaft für Wärme und Energietechnik mbH.