Sebald, Joseph F. Heat Power Products Corporation, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
- Basic types
- Cooling process
- Evaporative cooling towers
- Nonevaporative cooling towers
- Combined evaporative-nonevaporative towers
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A tower- or buildinglike device in which atmospheric air (the heat receiver) circulates in direct or indirect contact with warmer water (the heat source) and the water is thereby cooled. A cooling tower may serve as the heat sink in a conventional thermodynamic process, such as refrigeration or steam power generation, or it may be used in any process in which water is used as the vehicle for heat removal, and when it is convenient or desirable to make final heat rejection to atmospheric air. Water, acting as the heat-transfer fluid, gives up heat to atmospheric air, and thus cooled, is recirculated through the system, affording economical operation of the process.
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