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dc.contributor.authorLucas Miralles, Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Ramírez, Javier 
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Kaiser, Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorViedma Robles, Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Beltrán, Pedro Juan 
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-20T13:02:26Z
dc.date.available2011-01-20T13:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-31
dc.identifier.citationLUCAS, M., MARTÍNEZ, P.J., RUIZ, J., SÁNCHEZ KAISER, A., VIEDMA, A. On the influence of psychrometric ambient conditions on cooling tower drift deposition. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (4): 594-604, Enero 2010. ISSN 0017-9310en_US
dc.identifier.issn0017-9310
dc.description.abstractWater drift emitted from cooling towers is objectionable for several reasons, mainly due to human health reasons. A numerical model to study the influence of sychrometric ambient conditions on cooling tower drift deposition was developed. The mathematical model presented, consisting of two coupled sets of conservation equations for the continuous and discrete phases, was incorporated in the general purpose CFD code Fluent. Both experimental plume performance and drift deposition were employed to validate the numerical results. This study shows the influence of variables like ambient dry bulb temperature, ambient absolute humidity and droplet exit temperature from cooling tower on the drift evaporation (and therefore deposition) and on the zone affected by the cooling tower. The stronger effect detected corresponds to the ambient dry bulb temperature. When a higher ambient temperature was present, deposition was lower (evaporation was therefore higher) and the zone affected by the cooling tower was smaller. The influence of the other two variables included in the study was weaker than the one corresponding to the dry bulb ambient temperature. A high level of ambient absolute humidity increased drift deposition and also the size of the zone affected by the cooling tower. Finally, a high level of droplet exit temperature decreased deposition and increased the zone affected by the cooling tower.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2010 Elsevieren_US
dc.titleOn the influence of psychrometric ambient conditions on cooling tower drift depositionen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.subject.otherMecánica de Fluidosen_US
dc.subjectCooling towersen_US
dc.subjectLegionaries’ diseaseen_US
dc.subjectDriften_US
dc.subjectCFDen_US
dc.subjectDepositionen_US
dc.subjectTorres de refrigeraciónen_US
dc.subjectDeposiciónen_US
dc.subjectLegionelaen_US
dc.subjectDerivaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10317/1557
dc.contributor.investgroupMecánica de Fluidos e Ingeniería Térmicaen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2009.10.037
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate2010


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