Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2009
Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning
Sunday, 14 June 2009 14:30 -
Friday, 19 June 2009 14:00 (Eastern Time)

Hotel Pichlmayrgut


Dear friends and colleagues of the heat transfer fouling community


After 7 successful conferences on heat exchanger fouling and cleaning organised through Engineering Conference International (ECI) in California (1995), Italy (1997), Canada (1999), Switzerland (2001), New Mexico (2003), Germany (2005) and Portugal (2007), we have decided to take on the administration of the 2009 fouling conference ourselves (with moral support from EUROTHERM and the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer). The reasons behind this decision were to reduce the administrative processing time and the ever increasing costs. We are, therefore, particularly pleased that we will be able to hold the next conference in an outstanding conference venue at a significantly reduced cost (in Euro) to the participants.

On behalf of the organizing committee and sponsoring bodies, we warmly invite you to the EUROTHERM International Conference on HEAT EXCHANGER FOULING AND CLEANING - 2009, which has been scheduled for
June 14-19, 2009 in the Hotel Pichlmayrgut (www.pichlmayrgut.at/englisch) in Schladming, Austria, only 70 km away from the city of Salzburg.

Fouling of heat exchangers in processing industries is a chronic operating problem. Costs due to over-design, additional fuel consumption and maintenance, loss of production, etc. have been estimated as 0.25% of the GNP of industrialised countries. In addition to the appropriate selection of operating conditions and exchanger geometry, there are numerous chemical and mechanical methods to mitigate fouling and to remove deposits from the heat transfer surfaces. However, all methods to reduce fouling require some understanding of the mechanisms of the deposition process and of the structure and adhesion of deposits on the heat transfer surfaces.

The aim of this conference is to facilitate innovative thinking and to explore new theoretical and practical approaches to address the tremendous challenges associated with fouling of heat exchangers. It will also provide an opportunity for experts from industry, academia and research centers from around the world to present their latest research and technological developments in fouling mitigation and cleaning strategies. In addition to academic research we, therefore, particularly welcome industrial case studies, whether there have been successful solutions to fouling or not. 
Conference Format

The conference will begin on Sunday evening and continues through to Friday lunch. Morning and late afternoon/evening sessions are scheduled to provide a stimulating balance among formal presentations, small group interactions and informal discussions. Adequate time will be provided in the social hours and in the afternoons for ad-hoc discussions and/or for exploring the beautiful surroundings of the hotel. The number of conference participants will be limited to less than 100, in order to encourage maximum interaction. Furthermore, all participants will stay at the conference hotel and share meals and evening functions.  
Organising committee
Conference chair
Professor Hans Müller-Steinhagen
Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany
e-mail: hms@itw.uni-stuttgart.de
Conference co-chairs:
Dr. Reza Malayeri
Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Professor A. Paul Watkinson
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Organizing Committee
Dr. Fernando Aguirre (Heat Transfer Research Inc., College Station, Texas, USA),
Prof. X. Dong Chen (Department of Chemical, Monash University, Australia),
Prof. Derek Lister (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), 
Prof. Louis F. Melo (Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Chemical Engineering Department, Porto, Portugal), 
Dr. Ian Wilson (Chemical Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK),

The key themes of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2009 are:
  • Crude oil and hydrocarbon fluid fouling
  • Fouling in industrial processes and power plants
  • Fouling in the dairy and food industries
  • Fouling in cooling towers and thermal desalination plants
  • Costs of fouling and environmental impacts 
  • Mechanisms of heat transfer fouling (crystallisation, particulate, reaction, corrosion, solidification and biofouling)
  • Surface and chemical treatments
  • Modeling of fouling and CFD studies
  • Micro and compact heat exchanger fouling
  • Design of heat exchangers for fouling conditions
  • Fouling mitigation and cleaning (chemical, mechanical and physical techniques)
  • Heat exchanger fouling, monitoring and maintenance

Contact Details

Payment Instructions

  • Payments can be made via:
    1. Creditcards
    2. Wire Transfer or
    3. preferably through Europeen Bank Transfer, which can be done via online banking.
    Eurotherm Fouling Conference
    Account No.: 404 803 008
    Sort Code: 60390000
    at the Vereinigte Volksbank AG, Sindelfingen
    IBAN:DE60 6039 0000 0404 8030 08

Sponsoring the Conference:


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