heat exchanger

noun

: a device (such as an automobile radiator) for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

Examples of heat exchanger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers will use the facility to test components and technologies such as heat exchangers, compressors, and turbines for use with supercritical CO2. David Wagman, IEEE Spectrum, 30 May 2018 Adding a couple of heat exchangers yields a cooling chamber. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 Jan. 2023 Relying on a ceramic multilayer capacitor, this regenerative heat exchanger (a.k.a. regenerator) features a difference in temperature more than 50 percent greater than any electrocaloric that preceded it. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Nov. 2023 An additional heat exchanger in the Corvette’s nose keeps that motor cool. David Beard, Car and Driver, 27 Feb. 2023 When a hot water faucet is turned on, cold water flows through a heat exchanger in the unit, and either a natural gas burner or an electric element heats the water. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 The cooled transfer liquid then returns to the internal heat exchangers to repeat the cycle. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Feb. 2017 Each heat exchanger can then be used either to provide heat or to absorb heat. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Oct. 2023 The heater is made with a cupronickel heat exchanger that can withstand low pH, high-flow, or heavy use, plus it's certified for low NOx emissions. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 19 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heat exchanger was in 1902

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“Heat exchanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20exchanger. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

heat exchanger

noun
: a device (as an automobile radiator) for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

Medical Definition

heat exchanger

noun
heat ex·​chang·​er -iks-ˌchānj-ər How to pronounce heat exchanger (audio)
: a device (as in an apparatus for extracorporeal blood circulation) for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

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