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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2001|