Heat exchange

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Heat exchange may refer to:

  • Heat transfer, an area of engineering concerned with the transfer of thermal energy (heat)
  • Heat exchanger, a device built for heat transfer from one medium to another
    • Air conditioner, a device that cools interior air, such as that of a building or vehicle
    • Heat sink, a device used to absorb energy, typically by using its large mass to raise its temperature slightly or by changing phase
    • Radiator, a device used to either move heat away from an object or heat an interior space by circulating a fluid through thin metal tubes
    • Refrigerator, a device used to cool objects or interior spaces
    • Space heater, a device used to heat spaces, typically interior spaces