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Year: 2017 | Month: January | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 10-13

Experimentation on Cooling Tower: Material Balance, Efficiency and Packed Height

Rahul V. Wavdekar, Rupam Z. Katre, Abhijitchandra S. Yadav, Sunil J. Kulkarni, Meera T. Sose

DattaMeghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding Author: Rahul V. Wavdekar


Operation of heat exchangers, condensers and many reactors involving heat changes calls for sound supply of water at adequate temperature. Cooling towers thus are integral part of utility section, sometimes they are the most important one. Humidification is the process in which the moisture or water vapor or humidity is added to the air without changing its dry bulb (DB) temperature. Cooling and humidification processesare one of the most commonly used air conditioning applications for the cooling purposes. Natural circulation, forced circulation and induced draft cooling towers are used according to requirement as they have their own advantages and disadvantages. Natural draft towers have least operating cost and operate with natural circulation of air. Forced and induced draft towers need electricity for blowing or forcing air. In the current investigations efficiency of forced draft cooling tower is analyzed. Also material balances and packed height of column are computed.

Key words: Efficiency, dry bulb temperature, wet bulb temperature, adiabatic saturation, humidification.

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