Anti-icing heat exchangers
Icing phenomenon on a surface is usually occurred when the temperature of thesurface drops below the freezing point of water. The developed frost layer on the wings and surfaces of aircrafts have caused crash accidents. Ice accretion on wind turbine blades can also cause a production loss as 50% of the annual production. The most common methods for icing suppression on the surface are to design an icephobic surface which has extremely low surface energy and water-repellent characteristics in order to delay frost formation and lower ice adhesion strength.
MEL studies fundamental mechanisms of frosting formation and develops an optimal icephobic surface applicable to various energy applications