Experimental Generation of Fouling Deposits

Barry D. Crittenden, Geoffrey F. Hewitt, Marcos Millan-Agorio, Khairul Rostani, Silvia Venditti, Mengyan Yang

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In Chapter 3 experimental work concerning the generation of fouling deposits is described. The first part of the chapter describes deposit formation at a very small scale in microbomb reactors. These allow the determination of the temperature effects on deposition in the absence of fluid flow. The second part of the chapter describes a rotating cell for the generation of fouling in a compact device under controlled conditions of temperature, heat flux, and shear stress. Finally, the chapter discusses the construction and commissioning of a rig (HIPOR) for studying fouling in large-scale geometries, simulating those found in real heat exchangers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrude Oil Fouling
Subtitle of host publicationDeposit Characterization, Measurements, and Modeling
EditorsF. Coletti, G. F. Hewitt
Place of PublicationOxford, U. K.
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780128012567
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2014


  • Crude oil fouling
  • Fouling deposits
  • Fouling experiment
  • Fouling measurements
  • Fouling rate
  • Fouling under controlled conditions
  • High pressure oil rig
  • Microbomb
  • Stirred cell


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