Cooling towers

Mossad, Ruth (2011) Cooling towers. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology. Taylor & Francis Books, London, United Kingdom, pp. 246-254. ISBN 978-0-8493-3653-9

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Abstract

Cooling is necessary to many industrial processes, such as power generation units; refrigeration and air conditioning plants; and the manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, and petroleum industries. As recently as 20 years ago, cooling towers were more the exception than the rule in the industry because of their high operating cost and the large capital required for their construction. Due to the recent stringent environmental protections, cooling towers became more common. Cooling towers range in sizes and types. Wet, dry, and hybrid are the main types, and each type has many variations in design according to the way the fluids are moved through the system. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of these types, methods of determining their performance, and some terminology common to the cooling industry are presented in this entry.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only available. Print copy not held in USQ Library.
Depositing User: Dr Ruth Mossad
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2007 00:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 06:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooling; heat transfer; towers; wet cooling; dry cooling; hybrid cooling; plume; counter-flow; cross-flow
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1081/E-EEE-120042902
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1639

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