Power Plant Cooling Technologies
Author: Mir-Akbar Hessami, Ferdi Yilmaz, Abbas Kouzani, Eric Hu
Release Date: April 11, 2011
Water shortage is a major problem facing the power industry in many nations around the world. The largest consumer of water in most power plants is the wet cooling tower. To assist water and energy saving for thermal power stations using conventional evaporative wet cooling towers, a novel hybrid cooling system is investigated in this book.
Research on cooling systems to date has focussed on the individual components of cooling systems, not the system as a whole. Most of this research has been dedicated to cooling tower design and the optimisation of cooling tower characteristics. The issue of conserving water due to evaporation from existing operations has not been highly considered in the past. The major drawback in most of the previously conducted research in this field is the gap between maintaining energy efficiency whilst trying to reduce water consumption.