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, COUPLED 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationSitges, Spain, 3-5 June 2019
    EditorsEugenio Oñate, Manolis Papadrakakis, Bernhard A. Schrefler
    PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Pages634-644
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-84-949194-5-9
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
    Event8th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED 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, COUPLED 2019
    Abbreviated titleCOUPLED
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CitySitges
    Period3/06/195/06/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • CFD
    • Charged Sprays
    • Food chilling
    • Evaporation

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