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dc.contributor.authorLucas Miralles, Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Beltrán, Pedro Juan 
dc.contributor.authorViedma Robles, Antonio 
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-03T08:17:09Z
dc.date.available2015-03-03T08:17:09Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Refrigeration, Volume 35, Issue 6, September 2012, Pages 1779-1788.es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0140-7007
dc.description.abstractThe 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 to less than half of the situation without the eliminator. The water drift losses obtained with the different drift eliminators installed at the pilot plant, from 0.0118% to 0.161%, are within the range generally reflected in the literature. Finally, a criterion for designing drift eliminators in order to optimise both the collection efficiency and the cooling tower's thermal performance is proposed.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis 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).es_ES
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dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.titleExperimental determination of drift loss from a cooling tower with different drift eliminators using the chemical balance methodes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.subject.otherMecánica de Fluidoses_ES
dc.subjectCooling toweres_ES
dc.subjectDrift eliminatores_ES
dc.subjectChemical balancees_ES
dc.subjectWater drift losses_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10317/4554
dc.peerreviewSIes_ES
dc.contributor.investgroupMecánica de Fluidos e Ingeniería Térmicaes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2012.04.005
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersiones_ES


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