Vol.6, No.2, May 2017.                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                 eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

A Dimensioning Methodology for a Natural Draft Wet Cooling Tower


Ioana Opriș, Victor-Eduard Cenușă, George Darie


© 2017 Ioana Opriș, Victor-Eduard Cenușă, George Darie, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 294-302, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM62-15, May 2017.




The paper proposes a methodology for the dimensioning of a natural draft wet cooling tower. The main geometrical dimensions depend on the packing type, the cooling and the weather conditions. The study is based on splitting the tower in three main zones: the spray and packing zone, the rain zone and the natural draft zone. The methodology is developed on modular bases, by using block-modules both for the three main zones of the cooling tower and for the inlet/outlet air properties. It is useful in explaining to the students the complex physical phenomena within the cooling tower but also for the development of a computer program to be used in engineering, management and education.


Keywords – cooling tower, methodology, flow-chart, power plant, heat exchange.



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