a device for transferring the heat of one substance to another, as from the exhaust gases to the incoming air in a regenerative furnace.
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How to use heat exchanger in a sentence
The latter heat exchanger uses the coolness of the lake water to dissipate heat from the downtown buildings.Toronto is home to the world’s largest lake-powered cooling system. Here’s how it works. | Tik Root | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Another way the Toronto system saves is by using largely passive heat exchangers, rather than energy-intensive air conditioners and chillers.Toronto is home to the world’s largest lake-powered cooling system. Here’s how it works. | Tik Root | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
When energy is needed, the sand goes through a heat exchanger that then pressurizes gas to power turbomachinery and spin generators that create the electricity.Super hot sand could help us store renewable energy | Angely Mercado | September 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
I removed it and everything was fine, but in a few days I’d have run the pump dry and also destroyed the heat exchanger.
British Dictionary definitions for heat exchanger
a device for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix
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Scientific definitions for heat exchanger
A device used to transfer heat from one fluid to another without direct contact of the fluids. Heat exchangers usually maximize the transfer of heat by maximizing the contact surface area between fluids, as when the warmer fluid is passed through a series of coils or thin plates. A car radiator is a heat exchanger, transferring the heat in a liquid that has circulated through the engine to the air.
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