Experimental determination of drift loss from a cooling tower with different drift eliminators using the chemical balance method
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Research GroupMecánica de Fluidos e Ingeniería Térmica
Knowledge AreaMecánica de Fluidos
SponsorsThis research has been partially financed by the project DPI2007-66551-C02-01 grant from the “Dirección General de Industria, M. de Ciencia y Tecnología”, the project 2I05SU0029 grant of the “Secretaría General de la Consejerí de Educación y Cultura de la C.A. de la Región de Murcia” and the HRS Spiratube Company, Murcia (Spain).
Bibliographic CitationInternational Journal of Refrigeration, Volume 35, Issue 6, September 2012, Pages 1779-1788.
Water drift loss
The existence of cooling towers arises from the need to evacuate power to the environment from engines, refrigeration equipment and industrial processes. Water drift emitted from cooling towers is objectionable for several reasons, mainly due to human health hazards. It is common practice to fit drift eliminators to cooling towers in order to minimise water loss from the system. The presence of the drift eliminator mainly affects two aspects of cooling towers: their thermal performance and the amount of water drift loss. This paper experimentally studies the drift loss emissions from a cooling tower without drift eliminator and fitted with six different drift eliminators. Chemical Balance is the selected method and Australian Standard methodology is taken as a reference. Some modifications are proposed to reduce uncertainty by increasing the duration of the test and the number of water samples. Installation of a drift eliminator, even in the worst case, reduces the water drift level ...
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