CFD Simulation of Evaporating Electrically Charged Sprays in Food Chilling Warehouses

Antoni Brentjes*, Artur Krzysztof Pozarlik, Gerrit Brem

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    Abstract

    A potential novel application for electrically charged (water) spray is to improve cooling efficiency and reduce moisture loss in food chilling warehouses. In this paper we work toward a numerical (CFD) model that can be used to investigate the viability of this application. We build a simplified model which considers the spray droplets as inert particles and compare simulation results with data from literature. This model is then extended to include the effects of evaporation, which plays an important role in cooling and heat transfer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVIII International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationCOUPLED PROBLEMS 2019
    EditorsE. Onate, M. Papadrakakis, B. Schrefler
    Pages634-644
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
    Event8th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering 2019 - Hotel Melia Sitges, Sitges, Spain
    Duration: 3 Jun 20195 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 8
    https://congress.cimne.com/coupled2019/frontal/default.asp

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering 2019
    Abbreviated titleCOUPLED PROBLEMS 2019
    CountrySpain
    CitySitges
    Period3/06/195/06/19
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    Keywords

    • CFD
    • Charged Sprays
    • Food chilling
    • Evaporation

    Cite this

    Brentjes, A., Pozarlik, A. K., & Brem, G. (2019). CFD Simulation of Evaporating Electrically Charged Sprays in Food Chilling Warehouses. In E. Onate, M. Papadrakakis, & B. Schrefler (Eds.), VIII International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering: COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019 (pp. 634-644)