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%T Modeling and comparative study of heat exchangers fouling in phosphoric acid concentration plant using experimental data
%+ Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Gabès (ENIG)
%+ Laboratoire du froid et des systèmes énergétiques et thermiques (Lafset)
%A Jradi, Rania
%A Marvillet, Christophe
%A Jeday, Mohamed Razak
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%@ 0947-7411
%J Heat and Mass Transfer
%I Springer Verlag
%V 56
%N 9
%P 2653-2666
%8 2020-06-14
%D 2020
%R 10.1007/s00231-020-02888-9
%K Heat exchanger
%K Fouling
%K Artificial neural networks
%K Kern and Seaton model
%K Partial least squares regression
%K Experimental data
%Z Engineering Sciences [physics]Journal articles
%X Fouling still remains one of the most difficult problems for the use of heat exchangers. A methodological process of advanced analysis of experimental data on heat exchangers fouling allowing building predictive models is necessary to determine the fouling degree. Here, three different methods were used to predict the fouling resistance from some easily measurable variables of the system which are: Kern and Seaton, Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Indeed, the fouling resistance was estimated according to the inlet and outlet temperature of the cold fluid, the temperature of the hot fluid, the density and the volume flow rate of the cold fluid and time for three types of heat exchangers, i.e. tubular stainless-steel and graphite blocks (Supplier (A) and Supplier (B)).The best modeling was determined by maximizing certain statistical accuracy indices. Results show that modeling by the use of Artificial Neural Networks is very performing compared with modeling by Partial Least Squares regression and Kern and Seaton. One of the key features of ANN model is their small levels of error in comparison with other models.
%G English
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%U https://cnam.hal.science/hal-04095717
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