Title: Assessing the pH effect on fouled deposit thickness using sequential annealing (SA) algorithm

Authors: C. Riverol, A. Delgado, M.V. Pilipovik

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Universidad San Jorge, Poligono Tecnologico Walqa, 22197 – Cuarte, Huesca, Spain. ' JC Engineering, Av. Andres Bello, La Florida Caracas, 1050 Venezuela. ' JC Engineering, Av. Andres Bello, La Florida Caracas, 1050 Venezuela

Abstract: This article is addressed to develop a general procedure for the prediction of fouling in the holding tube of plate heat exchangers to different pHs. A practical procedure based on the combination of a non-linear function and sequential annealing (SA) algorithm allows predicting the fouled deposit thickness. Good agreement of the predicted results and experimental data has been achieved. The results are encouraging enough to validate current operating industrial techniques and can be extended to other type of equipments or heat exchangers.

Keywords: holding tubes; sequential annealing; optimisation; heat exchangers; modelling; pasteurisation; tube fouling; deposit thickness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIC.2010.036161

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 2010 Vol.2 No.5, pp.349 - 352

Available online: 25 Oct 2010 *

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