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Main Title Turbulent bed cooling tower /
Author Barile, Ronald G.,
CORP Author Purdue Univ., Lafayette, Ind. School of Chemical Engineering.;National Environmental Research Center, Corvallis, Oreg.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA/660-2-75-027
Stock Number PB-245 840
OCLC Number 01820811
Subjects Electric power-plants--Cooling. ; Scrubber (Chemical technology)
Additional Subjects Cooling towers ; Electric power generation ; Design ; Performance ; Comparison ; Water cooling ; Pressure measurement ; Feasibility ; Turbulent bed contactors ; Mechanical draft cooling towers
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-75-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/27/2011
EJBD  EPA 660-2-75-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/23/2014
NTIS  PB-245 840 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 28 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The purpose of this work is to determine whether the turbulent bed contactor (TBC), a relatively new and efficient device commonly used for gas scrubbing, can be proven as a competitive cooling system in electric power generation. The turbulent bed employs light, hollow plastic spheres as a packing which fluidize as air flows upward through the bed, while water is sprayed downward over the bed. It was desired to demonstrate the feasibility, collect sufficient data to permit scaleup design, and estimate the investment and costs involved. Pressure drop and cooling performance of the bed were measured for the air-water system in a vertical column, 0.29 m I.D. and 2.44 m high, under conditions typical of industrial cooling tower applications. It was found that the TBC performed marginally as compared with conventional mechanical draft cooling towers, requiring as much as twice the auxiliary power per unit cooling load while the capital investment is likely to be less due to the smaller height of the TBC.
"June 1975." "EPA/660-2-75-027." Report prepared by School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25).