Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning XIV – 2022


Heat exchanger fouling is a chronic problem that contributes to process economics, plant capacity, as well as environmental and safety concerns within the food, pharmaceutical, water, chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries.

Numerous studies have shown that heat exchanger fouling may lead to 1 – 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. Furthermore, cost penalties associated with heat exchanger fouling are estimated to be roughly 0.25% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for industrialized countries. Fouling of heat transfer equipment is costing global industries hundreds of millions of dollars every year in increased equipment costs, maintenance costs, and energy and production losses.

It is important to advance research in fouling mechanisms, performance monitoring and process optimization methods, the use of predictive models, and fouling mitigation and cleaning technologies.

The Heat Exchanger Fouling & Cleaning Conference provides a unique opportunity to facilitate innovative thinking through the sharing of ideas, research, and technology. Collaboration is encouraged through interaction, discussion, and networking. Attendees will be able to participate in informative presentations and poster sessions, as well as interactive ad hoc discussions. Social activities—meals, evening receptions, and an offsite excursion—are also planned.

Submissions from industry and academia—including students presenting their work—are welcome. Because fouling is a complex problem, all papers related to this topic will be considered, including practical and theoretical approaches, case studies, modeling, techniques on cleaning, or new inventions.