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Main Title Testing and Analysis of a Wet-Dry Crossflow Cooling Tower, Volume II: Appendices.
Author Ayers, D. L. ; Hogan, M. R. ; Hribar, A. E. ; Lucheta, R. A. ;
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Div. of Energy Demonstrations and Technology.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number TVA/OP/EDT-81/47B; EPA-600/7-81-106B;
Stock Number PB82-113390
Additional Subjects Cooling towers ; Tests ; Mass transfer ; Heat transfer ; Plumes ; Pollution ; Mechanical draft cooling towers
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NTIS  PB82-113390 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 282p
The report discusses the test program and performance analysis of a single-cell mechanical-draft wet/dry cooling tower in Cliffside, NC. Objectives of the program were to obtain performance data and results on mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid flow, plume formation, and acoustic characteristics for comparison with models/theories. Correlations are presented for the wet-fill mass transfer coefficient, wet-fill water loss, Colburn j-factor for the finned tubes, and fan efficiency in terms of one or more of the following: water loading in the tubes, air loading over the fins, log mean humidity difference, outlet water temperature, Reynolds number, and airflow rate. Acoustic data were fitted to a series of curves for each of the eight octave bands. Attempts to model plume data failed. The report also describes the test facility, test procedures, instrumentation, data acquisition, and data reduction.