International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.52, No.3-4, 805-813, 2009
Study on condensation heat transfer characteristics of wet paper in steam heating process
Effects of suction pressure and permeability on the steam heating characteristics of the wet paper are studied. Experimental results show that suction pressure enhances the energy absorption in the wet paper and effects of suction pressure strongly appear in the high-permeability paper, and also absorbed energy rate is decreased with increasing in heating time. From the numerical simulation results it is found that increase in moisture content and decrease of pressure gradient reduce the absorbed energy rate. Dimensionless numbers are derived from the basic equations to summarize the experimental and numerical simulation results. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.