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I need to design a water to air heat exchanger with a blower for a small greenhouse as an engineering project. There aren't much design specifications - only that it must maintain a temperature of between 15 and 25 degrees celsius during winter nights (-4 degrees celsius approx) the material of the box it will be placed in is polycarbonate with dimensions 1x1x1,5m.

I am looking for a good source or a textbook to work from for the design of the heat exchanger as well as determining all the variables. it is a semester project and have just started with the design, if somebody could guide me in a direction I would appreciate the help.

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I don't do much heat tranfer stuff now, but I used my textbook from a graduate heat exchanger design course I took, Process Heat Transfer by Hewitt, Shires and Bott. It has all of the info you need.

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I found one called Engineering Heat Transfer by Simonson J. R, but it was well written and had examples. Used it to size a heat exchanger for buildings which came out well. But any of the heat transfer books or heat exchanger books will give you the basic design parameters.

Here is a link to one : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Engineering-Heat-Transfer-by-Simonson-J-R-Author-9780333459997-/172390036831?hash=item28233f355f:g:0EwAAOSwB09YExgD , not cheap though - any second-hand bookshops near you?

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, I found an ebook version but the heat exchanger chapter does not have all the information I need. $\endgroup$ – N. Burger May 10 '17 at 11:32

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