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- I have a steady 16KW~ 17.5KW energy source summered in a liquid with a thermal conductivity of .1396 and a specific heat of 2.054 @ 40C°. I want to use an air-to-water heat exchanger to keep the liquid below 50C, with a worse-case scenario ambient temperature of 32 C. How do I select the proper radiator?

I'm looking for a way to keep a liquid under 50°C. This liquid has a thermal conductivity of .1396 and a specific heat of 2.054 both at 40°C. and a constant energy source submerged in it ranging from 16KW to 17.5KW.

I'm barely starting to read about this topic, according some forums, a car generally transfer 1/3 of the engine power through heat to the coolant that gets circulated, this would mean that even for a small car engine ( say a 90's corolla ) the radiator would have to dissipate at most 24 KW, assuming that the engine produces about 100 hp.

My questions are, is the previous scenario correct? How do you calculate the amount of heat any particular radiator can dissipate? Would an liquid-to-air heat exchanger be the right solution for my original problem? If not what would suggest?

Sorry for the vague question, but hopefully someone can help out and point me in the right direction. Thanks!

I'm barely starting to read about this topic, according some forums, a car generally transfer 1/3 of the engine power through heat to the coolant that gets circulated, this would mean that even for a small car engine ( say a 90's corolla ) the radiator would have to dissipate at most 24 KW, assuming that the engine produces about 100 hp.

My questions are, is the previous scenario correct? How do you calculate the amount of heat any particular radiator can dissipate? Would an liquid-to-air heat exchanger be the right solution for my original problem? If not what would suggest?

Sorry for the vague question, but hopefully someone can help out and point me in the right direction. Thanks!