Water consumption comparison between a natural draft wet cooling tower and a natural draft hybrid cooling tower — An annual simulation for luoyang conditions

Xia, Lin, Li, Jishun, Ma, Wei, Gurgenci, Hal, Guan, Zhiqiang and Wang, Pei (2016) Water consumption comparison between a natural draft wet cooling tower and a natural draft hybrid cooling tower — An annual simulation for luoyang conditions. Heat Transfer Engineering, 1-10. doi:10.1080/01457632.2016.1216975


Author Xia, Lin
Li, Jishun
Ma, Wei
Gurgenci, Hal
Guan, Zhiqiang
Wang, Pei
Title Water consumption comparison between a natural draft wet cooling tower and a natural draft hybrid cooling tower — An annual simulation for luoyang conditions
Journal name Heat Transfer Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0145-7632
1521-0537
Publication date 2016-09-13
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01457632.2016.1216975
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Formatted abstract
The Merkel method, the Poppe approach, and an empirical equation are employed in the developed computer program to predict the evaporation loss for the natural draft wet cooling tower (NDWCT). All the three models are validated with the experimental results. The calculation results in the NDWCT of a 300-MW power plant in Luoyang show that both the Merkel method and the empirical equation could not make the accurate evaporation loss prediction as the Poppe approach does. The annual water consumption and economic benefits for the power plant employed with the NDWCT and the natural draft hybrid cooling tower (NDHCT) are calculated by using the hourly weather condition. The results show that the power plant would save more than 95% of water but lose US$15,464,306 per year by replacing the NDWCT with the NDHCT.
Keyword Water consumption
Cooling tower
Coal fired power plant
Dry and wet cough
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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