cooling tower efficiency Articles

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • FILTRATION IN COOLING TOWERS

    The installation of AZUD HELIX AUTOMATIC filtration equipments in cooling towers is one of its commonest applications. It allows the reduction of the total solids in suspension in the water, and: - Helps to maintain an optimal efficiency of energy in the heat interchange process. - Reduce the accumulation of particles in the components of the cooling systems. - Reduce the growing of ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • The Use of Ozone in Cooling Towers

    Ozone has been successfully applied to industrial cooling water systems with the resultant improvement in operational efficiency due to increased heat transfer, reduced system corrosion, improved environmental impact and reducedon-going chemical expenditure. The aim of this paper is to provide practical advice on the options available for the application of ozone and the potential benefits which ...

  • Cooling tower case study

    Cooling towers have always been difficult to control. Algae grow in the cooling tower itself and on the grids used. In addition to micro-organisms and biofilm, they reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower. Furthermore the risk of spreading Legionella is a serous factor to be reckoned with. Many of the traditional methods to fight algae are either insufficient, cumbersome, environmentally ...


    By LG Sonic

  • RYDLYME improves efficiency on cooling tower case study

    A 35-ton cooling tower at a major college had compressors operating at more than 260psi just to maintain a 70°F water temperature due to heavy water scale. RYDLYME was put into the system to dissolve the scaling. RYDLYME approach 55 gallons circulated for 4 hours via inline pumps and then flushed with water. Cleaning was done while system was in ...

  • Upgrade Fill Media to Improve Cooling Tower Efficiency

    One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways in which to extend the life of a cooling tower, improve heat transfer efficiency and reduce maintenance downtime, is to upgrade the cooling tower’s fill media to components constructed out of robust and non-clogging materials such as Polypropylene (PP), PVC or stainless steel. Fill is a critical component in the heat transfer ...

  • Cooling Tower Drift Elimination

    ABSTRACTIn certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators.  This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases.  The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution.  The author acknowledges that the information presented is ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Hospital cooling tower application

    The Challenge: One of the largest teaching hospitals in Illinois wanted to improve safety and “green” operations in their cooling tower water treatment chemical regimen without sacrificing effectiveness. The Solution: Replacement of bulk bleach with on-site generated MIOX® mixed oxidant solution, Earthwise reduced the hospital's liability from ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Ozone treatment for cooling towers

    Abstract The use of ozone as a maintenance treatment for cooling towers has good potential for operation and maintenance savings in the Federal secior. A small amount of ozone acts as a powerful biocide thai decreases or nearly eliminates the need to remove quantities of water from the cooling tower in order to decrease the concentration of organic and mineral solids in the system. ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • How to Increase Your Industrial Cooling Tower Efficiency

    Although cooling towers are generally some of the most cost-effective cooling mechanisms as compared to other cooling technologies (such as many dry air cooling systems), it is still important to monitor your industrial cooling tower efficiency and run it as seamlessly as possible. This will ensure your facility can: Save energy Reduce the amount of ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • An Economical Solution to Cooling Tower Drift

    ABSTRACT In certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators. This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases. The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution. The author acknowledges that the information presented is ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Study cooling tower - Case Sudy

    Case study of a cooling tower application to prevent biofilms ensuring a legionella free environment and maintaining the efficiency of the ...

  • How to Save with Cooling Tower Credits

    Cooling towers dissipate heat from recirculating water used to cool chillers, air conditioners, or other process equipment to the ambient air. Heat is rejected to the environment from cooling towers through the process of evaporation. Therefore, by design, cooling towers use significant amounts of water. The thermal efficiency and longevity of the cooling tower and equipment depend on the proper ...


    By WaterSignal

  • An Economical Solution to cooling tower drift

    In certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators. This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases. The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution. The author acknowledges that the information presented is anecdotal, ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • Biofilms reduce cooling tower efficiency, increase cost, and create a biohazard

    Definition: Biofilm is a gelatinous layer that forms in cooling water systems on heat transfer surfaces, fill material, and basins. Biofilm consists of microbial cells, the polysaccharide biopolymer they produce, and debris extracted from the recirculating cooling water. Problems Caused by Biofilm: Physical plugging of cooling tower fill, tubes, and water passages Accelerated ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Chiller & cooling tower water treatment - case study

    Overview There are three main challenges for treating cooling water in both open and closed loops: scale, corrosion and biogrowth. Water System Challenges The traditional chemical treatment calls for chemicals to deal with these challenges. When scale is present, the condenser’s ability to transfer heat is reduced, causing higher pressure and higher ...

  • It’s Time to Rethink Cooling Tower Filtration

    ABSTRACTThe dissipation of ambient or process heat in large HVAC systems, manufacturing facilities, power generation plants, refineries, metal mills and forges, chemical plants and food processors is most often accomplished by cooling towers. These simple structures facilitate the transfer of unwanted energy (heat) from a transport liquid (usually water) to the atmosphere. The bane of cooling ...

  • Ozone cooling tower treatment with and without mineral removal

    Abstract This paper builds on a prior paper by this author, McGrane (1991), In that paper, ozone is used as the sole means of cooling tower water treatment. The paper discusses water conservation by increased cycles of concentration, greatly increased efficiency through extremely low biological populations, and corrosion data which is compared to ozonated and chemically treated towers. ...


    By Absolute Systems Inc.

  • Cooling tower for Chemical processing plant - case study

    This chemical processing plant needed clean, debris-free water for cooling purposes. We created custom traveling water screens for their cooling tower that are compact and efficient. Smaller mesh sizes can catch fine debris for a this type of installation. No matter what architectural or engineering constraints, we’ll create a water screen solution that fits. This project included: ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Neosens™ on-line Fouling monitoring for Cooling Towers

    A New Approach to Fouling Control Neosens offers innovative, cost effective sensor solutions for monitoring the presence of biofilm and scale in cooling towers, heat exchangers and other industrial process applications. Fouling in cooling systems is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar problem, reducing energy efficiency, increasing maintenance costs and creating health risks due to ...


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