An observation of microbial cell accumulation in a finned tube
Turakhia, Mukesh Harilal
Characklis, William G.
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Biofouling in heat exchange equipment results in significant energy loss by increasing heat transfer resistance and fluid frictional resistance. This paper compares the deposition and distribution of attached microbial cells on a smooth tube and a tube with inner fins after 100 hours exposure. Preliminary results suggest a significantly different distribution of attached microbial cells on the finned tube.
Turakhia M, Characklis WG, "An observation of microbial cell accumulation in a finned tube," The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 1983 61(6):873-875