heat exchanger

noun

Definition of heat exchanger 

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

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In Net Power's plant, the heat from the waste fluid is recycled into the heat exchanger, preserving that energy and substantially raising efficiency. David Roberts, Vox, "That natural gas power plant with no carbon emissions or air pollution? It works.," 1 June 2018 Akiyama is concerned the heat exchangers are situated too close to the compressors that intake air to start the chilling process. Author: Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Veteran industry engineer questions aspects of Alaska LNG plans," 6 July 2018 All the pipes and heat exchangers are in place but not hooked up. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Stellarator’s plasma results show a triumph of engineering and modeling," 23 May 2018 But the bulk of the carbon dioxide is reheated in the heat exchanger and used again in the combustor. David Roberts, Vox, "That natural gas power plant with no carbon emissions or air pollution? It works.," 1 June 2018 After the turbine is spun and the power is generated, the waste fluid (carbon dioxide and water) is put through a heat exchanger, the water condensed out and separated. David Roberts, Vox, "That natural gas power plant with no carbon emissions or air pollution? It works.," 1 June 2018 The Embr Wave bracelet contains a Peltier device, a heat exchanger made of multiple layers of different materials that get hot or cold when electricity is passed through them. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Climate control on your wrist," 19 Apr. 2018 Japan buys primary aluminum from overseas and processes it into sheet and extrusions used in vehicles and heat exchangers for domestic sale and export. Bloomberg.com, "Japan's Aluminum Industry Urges Trump to Pull Back on Tariffs," 5 Mar. 2018 Repair: Find and repair the leak or obstruction; replace the heat exchanger and filter drier; and drain and recharge the system. Brett Martin, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Refrigerator," 14 Feb. 2017

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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heat exchanger

noun
heat ex·​chang·​er | \-iks-ˌchānj-ər \

Medical Definition of heat exchanger 

: 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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