Influence of ambient conditions and water flow on the performance of pre-cooled natural draft dry cooling towers

He, Suoying, Guan, Zhiqiang, Gurgenci, Hal, Jahn, Ingo, Lu, Yuanshen and Alkhedhair, Abdullah M. (2014) Influence of ambient conditions and water flow on the performance of pre-cooled natural draft dry cooling towers. Applied Thermal Engineering, 66 1-2: 621-631. doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.02.070

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Author He, Suoying
Guan, Zhiqiang
Gurgenci, Hal
Jahn, Ingo
Lu, Yuanshen
Alkhedhair, Abdullah M.
Title Influence of ambient conditions and water flow on the performance of pre-cooled natural draft dry cooling towers
Journal name Applied Thermal Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-4311
1873-5606
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.02.070
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 66
Issue 1-2
Start page 621
End page 631
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract A simplified heat and mass transfer model in cellulose medium was developed to predict the air outlet temperature and humidity after evaporative cooling. The model was used to simulate the operation of pre-cooled Natural Draft Dry Cooling Towers (NDDCTs) by a validated MATLAB code. The effects of supplied water flow rate to the media, ambient temperature and humidity on the performance of pre-cooled NDDCTs were investigated. It was found that the effect of the selected water flow rates on tower performance is negligible. Both ambient temperature and humidity affect the tower performance.
Keyword Natural draft dry cooling tower
Cellulose medium
Heat rejection
Pressure drop
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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