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This review provides an overview of the current state of additive manufacturing in the context of process engineering. The results and opinions from a wide range of public domain reports has been compiled, and used to formulate a new perspective in the ways additive manufacturing has been exploited for heat transfer, and what some of the future opportunities will be moving forward. In addition, this review identifies several specific challenge areas for heat transfer, as well as various broad challenge areas affecting additive manufacturing applications in general. Finally, this review discusses three case studies from the process intensification group at Newcastle University, to put into context how additive manufacturing addresses problems in the pursuit of meeting new intensification objectives. These include: (1) the miniaturisation of the TORBED® technology for screening adsorbents for carbon capture, (2) proposing novel heat pipe wick geometries that could potentially fully optimise the thermal performance of heat pipes, and (3) producing complex reactor geometries to improve the scalability of flow chemistry.
Author(s): McDonough J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Thermal Science and Engineering Progress
Print publication date: 01/10/2020
Online publication date: 11/06/2020
Acceptance date: 04/06/2020
Date deposited: 12/06/2020
ISSN (print): 2451-9049
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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