Comparison between the use of a baffle and a wire mesh in flashing units

Mohammad A. Darwish, Sameh G. Serageldin, Hisham T. Eldessouky

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A study was made on a single stage experimental flashing unit using a submerged orifice, discussed in a previous paper1. The same operating parameters mentioned therewith, namely, the liquid flow rate (4.7-8.16 m3/ hr.m of chamber length), the liquid inlet temperature (98-102°c), the liquid level in the flashing chamber (40-28cm) and the flashing range (7.5-2.5°c) were varied, however, using a wire mesh this time rather than a baffle. Fresh water was used as the operating liquid. A correlation and curves were obtained showing the effect of varying these parameters on the thermodynamic efficiency of the flashing process. A comparison between the results obtained here and the previous ones obtained with a baffle was made. It is concluded that, within the experimental range used, the use of the wire mesh yields higher efficiencies than the baffle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1976
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Darwish, M. A., Serageldin, S. G., & Eldessouky, H. T. (1976). Comparison between the use of a baffle and a wire mesh in flashing units. Desalination, 19(1-3), 83-92.