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Main Title Optimization of design specifications for large dry cooling systems /
Author Rozenman, Tzvi. ; Fake, James M. ; Pundyk., Joseph M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fake, James M.,
Pundyk, Joseph M.,
CORP Author PFR Engineering Systems, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-152; EPA-68-03-2215
Stock Number PB-285 924
OCLC Number 05296912
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Cooling towers--Design and construction.
Additional Subjects Cooling towers ; Optimization ; Design ; Methodology ; Specifications ; Multivariate analysis ; Cost analysis ; Heat transfer ; Fluid flow ; Electric power plants ; Water pollution abatement ; Computer programs ; Mechanical draft cooling towers ; Fossil fuel power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-152 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2015
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-152 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-152 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013 DISPERSAL
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-152 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 924 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation approximately 300 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report presents a methodology for optimizing design specifications of large, mechanical-draft, dry cooling systems. A multivariate, nonlinear, constrained optimization technique searches for the combination of design variables to determine the cooling system with the lowest annual cost. Rigorous formulations are used in calculating heat transfer and fluid flow. All thermal and mechanical design variables of the cooling system components are analyzed. Thermal variables include ambient air temperature, condenser terminal temperature difference, cooling range, and initial temperature difference. Module variables are tube length, number of rows and passes, and fan power. The methodology employs a computer program with major computational blocks written as subroutines. The program optimizes dry towers with either surface condensers or direct-contact jet condensers. Results of detailed parametric and sensitivity analyses are presented. The relationships of design variables, major components, site variables, and utility economic factors to incremental annual costs are examined for 1000 MWe fossil fuel plants at five U.S. sites. Results, presented in both graphs and tables, show that all design variables affect cooling system cost.
Contract no. 68-03-2215, program element no EHE624A. July 1978. Includes bibliographical references.