wet cooling tower

wet cooling tower

[′wet ′kül·iŋ ‚tau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A structure in which water is cooled by atomization into a stream of air; heat is lost through evaporation. Also known as evaporative cooling tower.
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Black triangles indicate the putative sources: 1, biologic wastewater treatment plant (industrial area); 2, wet cooling tower next to the biologic waste water treatment plant (industrial area); 3-6, wet cooling towers (industrial area); 7, fountain (city center); 8, misting device (industrial area).
[5] studied variations of air temperature and humidity at the entry of a counter flow wet cooling tower and their influences on the tower performance.
Jorge and Armando (2000) tested a new closed wet cooling tower for use in chilled ceilings in buildings.
By that means, heat rejection of the chiller is shifted to periods with lower ambient temperatures, i.e., nighttime or off-peak hours, and, thus, the necessity of a wet cooling tower is eliminated, allowing for a substantial reduction in operational effort, water consumption, and cost.
Wet cooling towers have the greatest effectiveness.
[4] Al-Waked, R, "Crosswinds effect on the performance of natural draft wet cooling towers," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, vol.
SPIG's product offering includes air-cooled (dry cooling) systems, mechanical draft wet cooling towers and natural draft wet cooling hyperbolic towers.