The thermal efficiency of evaporative cooling towers

N. V. Gusinskaya, R. I. Nigmatulin

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The optimal structure of vortex flows which produces an additional decrease in the temperature of the warm recirculated water discharged from the turbine of a power station for cooling is presented. Diagrams of the streamline patterns in a model cooling tower and relationships of the thermal efficiency as a function of the ratio of the flowrates of water and air are determined. It is found that, with a vortex flow in the cooling tower, the specific consumption of fuel decreases by 5-6 t.c.e./day per MW of generated electric power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-686
Number of pages5
JournalThermal Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes


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