Members: Ben Orr, Steve Gorman,
design and test a working thermal energy recovery system, a heat exchanger,
to be used with the NewBio Slurry Reactor. The system must keep the reactor
temperature within 100 deg. F, +/- 5 deg. F, at all times. The system must
also be cost effective, non-fouling, and automated such that routine maintenance
can be performed by one person at regular intervals. In addition, the temperature
of all fluids exiting the system must be within municipal standards.
dimensions of the heat exchanger must allow it to fit on a 10 ft. square
trailer space or if placed vertically must be less than 18 ft tall. The
heat exchanger must accept a constant flow of waste water at 17 gpm. The
heat exchanger must raise the incoming temperature from 60 deg F to 80
deg F. The heat exchanger must accept a pressurized water source to clean
fouled surfaces. The heat exchanger must be composed of CPVC of PVC
materials completely. Non plastics may only be used for surfaces
that do not contact the liquid in the system.
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