(100a) Deja Vu All over Again: Another Look at Evaporative Cooling
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:35am
However, we do not need a scale replica of a cooling water tower to understand its operation and to identify those features of its operation most relevant to technology transfer. To gain a thorough understanding of cooling water tower operation, we simply need to employ technology developed centuries ago; i.e., we can simulate cooling water tower operation using evaporative cooling from porous, clay pots.
This presentation discusses evaporative cooling in light of cooling water tower operation. We develop a mathematical model of evaporative cooling and discuss the experimental results that support our model. We relate these results to water tower operation.