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Knowledge base for the systematic design of wet cooling towers. Part I: Selection and tower characteristics

Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Kant, K. (1996) Knowledge base for the systematic design of wet cooling towers. Part I: Selection and tower characteristics. International Journal of Refrigeration, 19 (1). pp. 43-51. ISSN 0140-7007

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This paper describes part of the detailed methodology for the thermal design of wet, counterflow and crossflow types of mechanical and natural draught cooling towers. Starting with a brief introduction, an attempt is made here to present different steps of cooling tower design. The steps include: selection of a cooling tower; determination of tower characteristic ratio; computation of moist air properties; determination of the ratio of the water-to-air loading; integration procedure for the tower characteristic ratio. The design of a cooling tower needs the use of different logical decisions, empirical relations and assumptions. The choice of a proper tower and its proper design would increase its efficiency and help conserve energy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3628/1222
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooling tower, mechanical draught, natural draught, thermal design, tower characteristic ratio, water-to-air loading
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 10:59
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 11:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1222

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