Vol.6, No.3, August 2017.                                                                                                         ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                 eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Mathematical Model and Program for the Sizing of Counter-flow Natural Draft Wet Cooling Towers


Ioana Opriș, Victor-Eduard Cenușă


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 436-444, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM63-02, August 2017.




Assuring the necessary temperature and mass flow rate of the cooling water to the condenser represents an essential condition for the efficient operation of a steam power plant. The paper presents equations which describe the physical phenomena and the mathematical model for the design of counter-flow natural draft wet cooling towers. Following is given the flow-chart of the associated computer program. A case study is made to show the results of the computer program and emphasize the interdependence between the main design parameters.


Keywords – cooling tower, mathematical model, computer program, steam power plant.



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