Cooling Towers - the Industrial Workhorses

Written by Thomas Yoon

Industrial Processes usually produces a lot of heat. Air-conditioning also removes heat fromrepparttar indoor areas through heat exchangers.

Where does allrepparttar 133426 heat go?

All these heat has to be removed. If you are not nearrepparttar 133427 sea, you have to use cooling towers to cool down your warm water.

Cooling towers make use of air currents to cool warm water. However, a basic rule has to be made when you want to extract heat from any object, including water. Heat has to be taken from a higher temperature source to a lower temperature medium.

Ifrepparttar 133428 air is already warm, it will not be able to cool downrepparttar 133429 warm water. The temperature difference is very important.

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Plastic diffusers designed with wavy patterns are inserted at cooling towers to increaserepparttar 133434 contact surfaces ofrepparttar 133435 water when it meets withrepparttar 133436 cooling air stream.

There are several shapes of cooling towers, but they operate onrepparttar 133437 same principle.

There are basically 2 types airflow patterns in cooling towers:

The cross-flow type of cooling tower makes use of air flowing at right angles torepparttar 133438 water dropping down. The fans are positioned so thatrepparttar 133439 air stream flows throughrepparttar 133440 cooling tower fromrepparttar 133441 sides. Water is distributed atrepparttar 133442 top, and is allowed to drip down to meet withrepparttar 133443 air.

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