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Cooling tower

A cooling tower includes a heat rejection device that will reject waste heat to the environment through the cooling of a water stream over to a lower temperature. Such towers either may utilize the evaporation of water in order to remove processed heat as well as cool the working fluid close to the wet bulb air temperature or, within the instance of closed circuit dry towers, rely only upon air to cool off the working fluid close to the dry bulb air temperature.

Water treatment

Besides treating any circulating cooling water within massive industrial cooling tower systems in order to minimize fouling and scaling, the water ought to be filtered to extract particulates, and additionally be dosed with algaecides and biocides to prevent growths which might interfere with the continual flow of water. Underneath specific conditions, a micro-organism biofilm like fungi and bacteria, may grow rapidly inside the cooling water, and may decrease the transfer of heat efficiency in the cooling tower. Biofilm may be prevented or reduced by utilizing chlorine or additional Cooling Tower Chemistry chemicals.

Salt emission pollution

As wet cooling towers that have seawater make-up are put in into different industries situated near or in coastal areas, the drift of tiny droplets emitted from these cooling towers contain almost 6 percent sodium chloride that deposits on the land areas nearby. The deposition of sodium salts upon the vegetative/agriculture lands nearby may convert them to sodic alkaline soils or sodic saline depending upon the soil’s nature and enhance the sodicity of surface and ground water. The salt deposition issue from these types of cooling towers will aggravate where national pollution control standards aren’t imposed or not implemented in order to minimize the drift emissions from cooling towers with seawater make-up.