Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes

  • 116 Pages
  • 4.65 MB
  • English
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service , Corvallis, Or, Springfield, Va
Plumes (Fluid dynamics), Cooling towers., Cooling p
Statementby Ronald E. West.
SeriesInteragency energy-environment research and development program report ; EPA-600/7-78-059
ContributionsCorvallis Environmental Research Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 116 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17818113M

Get this from a library. Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes. [Ronald E West; Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory.]. EPA/ April FIELD INVESTIGATION OF COOLING TOWER AND COOLING POND PLUMES by Ronald E.

West Chemical Engineering Department University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Grant No. R Project Officer Lawrence D.

Winiarski Assessment and Criteria Development Division Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory Corvallis, Oregon CORVALLIS. A cooling pond is a man-made body of water primarily formed for the purpose of storing heated water and/or supplying cooling water to a nearby power plant or industrial facility such as a petroleum refinery, pulp and paper mill, chemical plant, steel mill or smelter.

The appendix includes a brief technical review of recent plume models, including discussions of the similarities and differences among various models. In recent years there has been an increasing concern about the potential environmental effects of large cooling tower plumes.

These cooling tower plumes consist largely of heated air and water vapor. Ronald E West has written: 'Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes' -- subject- s -: Cooling ponds, Plumes - Fluid dynamics - Cooling towers Asked in Industrial Engineering.

ple plumes from the several cells of a tower and the multiple plumes from several individual towers. The plume from a cooling tower is a buoyant jet which has been studied in the past by numerous investigators, such as Morton, et al.

(), Morton (), File Size: 3MB. Cooling Tower Depot is a US based company specializing in the manufacturing and servicing of cooling towers.

'Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes' -- subject- s. Introduction. Cooling towers are widely used to reject the waste heat to the ambient air by means of evaporative cooling. A cooling tower is an enclosed box for the cooling of water through evaporation by direct contact with the ambient air, which is achieved partly by an exchange of latent heat from the water evaporation and partly by a transfer of sensible by: Picklesimer, Jr., entitled "Droplet Dynamics in Cooling Tower Plumes." I recommend that it be accepted in partial fulfillment of the re­ quirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, with a major in Engineering Science.

We have read this dissertation and recommend its acceptance.-). J i) L L(I_ L ; {, '. cooling tower to cool the water. For this purpose a tank used where the hot water coming from the different equipment gets collected.

The hot water is then supplied to the cooling tower for cooling by the use of motor pump. The cooling effect is obtained by the natural air File Size: KB. Cooling towers emit saturated plumes, while moist plumes from stacks, depending upon meteorological conditions, can lead to a visible plume through water vapour condensation.

Moreover, stacks and cooling towers have different properties, both concerning geometry (e.g. the stack and tower diameters) and emission parameters. planned development that produce plumes, (such as power plants or other land uses that employ smoke stacks, cooling towers or facilities that create thermal exhaust plumes).

To aid these reviews the FAA contracted MITRE Corporation to develop a model to predict plume size and severity of flight impact from a site of thermal exhaust plume(s).File Size: KB. right, a model result of concentrations on a level 5 m beneath the top rim of the cooling tower is shown.

Fig. 2: Left: Picture of visible vortexes downwind of a cooling tower (due to water vapour) Please note the downdrafts at the outer edges of the cooling Size: KB.

Synthetic Image Generation of Factory Stack and Water Cooling Tower Plumes [S. Kuo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release.

It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound. We wanted to let you know how we use cookies on our site. Click Here to view our full cookie use cookies to enhance your site experience and for functionality.

By continuing to use this site you consent to our use of cookies.

Details Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes PDF

Monitor cooling tower, pumps, motors, fans, drive equipment, and instrumentation and resolve any problems in s timely manner. Operators role in structural integrity.

Monitor the soundness and integrity of CT structure and report issued to maintenance. CW inputs. The rainfall enhancement by washout of cooling tower plumes Fig. Relative rainfall increase r as a function of x, the distance from the symmetry centre of the cooling tower system, for the cloud base levels: (s) m, (a) m, (b) m and (c) by: 3.

The traditional approach of cooling tower plume abatement is supposed to result in an unsaturated, well-mixed plume with a ''top-hat" structure in the radial structure, but this is an idealization. Cooling Tower Performance Analysis and Visible Air Plume Abatement in Buildings Situated in Temperate Climate Zone.

Chan Man Him Student Number: reference, the work submitted is the result of the candidate's own investigation and the views expressed are those of the candidate. The cooling tower with plume abatement (also called hybrid or wet/dry) is an evaporative cooling tower combined with a dry heat exchanger, used to abate the cooling tower plume.

This is the best available solution where local constraints are such that the presence of plume is not accepted in normal conditions (along motorways, airports, close to residential areas). Hamon has an unrivaled. Watertown Renewable Power LLC – Cooling Tower Impacts Analysis COOLING TOWER IMPACTS ANALYSIS October Prepared by: M.I.

Holzman & Associates, LLC 4 Table 2 - Drift Droplet Sizes Mass in Particles (%) Droplet Size (Microns) Larger Than Larger Than Larger Than Larger Than File Size: 1MB. A mathematical model is presented that predicts, as a function of distance downwind, the height of the center line of a single visible plume from a wet natural-draft cooling tower in moderate to strong winds.

The analytic method is quasi-Lagrangian; that is, the behavior of a small section or parcel of the plume is analyzed as a function of : D. Stephen, W. Moroz. Water vapor plumes can impact both ground traffic (ground fogging effects), or obscure air traffic visibility if plume sources are located near airports.

Other related cooling tower plume modeling services include the assessment of ground icing (a.k.a. rime icing), plume shadowing, and salt deposition.

What is the purpose of a cooling tower. to reduce the temperature of the cooling water b. to cool the steam c. to reduce the temperature of the boiler blowdown water d. to provide air conditioning e. to reduce the temperature of the water before it goes to a cooling pond.

Evaluation of plume potential and plume abatement of evaporative cooling towers in a subtropical region Article in Applied Thermal Engineering 28() August with Reads. wet cooling tower where more cooling is obtained by the evaporative mechanism (Figures and ). Deck-Filled Towers These contain tiers of splash bars or decks to aid in the breakup of water.

Download Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes FB2

Cooling Tower Pictures, Images and Stock Photos. Browse 7, cooling tower stock photos and images available, or search for hvac or water treatment to find more great stock photos and pictures. {{filterDisplayName(filter)}} Duration. Clear filters. Related searches: hvac. The following papers were presented at meetings of the Cooling Technology Institute and are listed by categories.

Efforts are being made to simplify our filing system. The new order number is in the first column with the old order number in parenthesis after the title.

Description Field investigation of cooling tower and cooling pond plumes FB2

If your tower (or a portion thereof) is going to remain in a non-operational state for an extended period, structural members made of wood may be subject to increased rate of decay due to rot.

A wet-down system periodically sprays the cooling tower's internal structural members keeping them wet, preventing dry rot and extending time between. 1 Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers and Cooling Towers Introduction In any power generating or refrigeration cycle, heat has to be discharged.

This is also true in many chemical and process plant cycles, internal combustion engines, computers, and electronic systems. This impact of heat rejection on cooling tower plume dispersion was studied in this paper by applied SACTI (Seasonal Annual Cooling Tower Impact) model.

In order to analyze the impact of heat rejection (HR), we set five scenarios including observed, HR decrease 5% (HR-5) and 10% (HR), and increase 5% (HR+5) and 10% (HR+10). Results showed that plume length frequency, plume height frequency Author: Rui Ping Guo, Chun Lin Yang, Bing Lan, Chun Ming Zhang.A collection of papers linked to ventilative cooling.

The collection includes papers presented at AIVC - venticool annual conferences and publications produced by the IEA-EBC annex   Rivers act as 'horizontal cooling towers,' study finds by University of New Hampshire Coal-fired power plant on the Merrimack River in Bow, N.H.