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Problem Addressed

A variety of industrial plants depend on water vapor condensing on metal plates. To improve the efficiency of these plants, the key is to increase the condensers' heat-transfer coefficient. On a typical, flat-plate condenser, water vapor condenses to form a liquid film on the surface, drastically reducing the condenser's ability to collect more water until gravity drains the film. This acts as a barrier to heat transfer. The challenge is to remove this thermal barrier by removing the water droplets as quickly as possible.