longitudinal baffle

longitudinal baffle

[‚län·jə′tüd·ən·əl ′baf·əl]
(chemical engineering)
Baffle sheets or plates within a process vessel (such as a heat exchanger) that are parallel to the long dimension of the vessel; used to direct fluid flow in the desired flow pattern.
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Wills and Davis [11] have studied the effects of transverse and longitudinal baffles ([theta]=90[degrees]) on the performance of the sedimentation tanks and have shown that the transverse baffles decrease short circuiting.
Wills and Davis [25] have studied the effects of transverse and longitudinal baffles ([theta] = 90 on the performance of the sedimentation tanks and showed that the transverse baffles decreased short circuiting.
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