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To enhance heat transfer efficiency and thermal performance, aluminum microchannel tubes are widely adopted as heat exchangers in various fields.
Compared to traditional heat exchangers, aluminum microchannel tubes offer a range of advantages, including small size, compact structure, lightweight, and cost-effectiveness. Microchannel tubes play a crucial role in air conditioning, refrigeration, vehicles, aerospace, precision materials, and other related fields. According to incomplete statistics, by the end of 2021, there were approximately 3,152 patents related to microchannel tubes globally. The earliest microchannel heat exchangers were developed in the electronics industry to address the cooling requirements of integrated circuits. With their outstanding heat transfer performance, microchannel heat exchangers have found extensive applications in electronics, aerospace, refrigeration and air conditioning, automotive, and solar thermal collector fields. Researchers have also conducted in-depth studies on the structure, materials, refrigerant flow characteristics, defrosting, and condensate management for automotive applications.
As the number of researchers increases, the number of patent applications is also on the rise, making microchannel heat exchangers a research hotspot in the field with vast development prospects.