The laboratory of CTU in Prague has for long been focused on research in the field of cooling technologies. Several experimental stands for evaporative and dry cooling have built with a close collaboration with our partners from the commercial sphere. All of those stands can be run simultaneously in our laboratory, namely a measurement of the effectiveness of fills in the testing cell with usable dimensions of 1.5 x 1.5 x 4 meters, a measurement of nozzle characteristics, measurements of thermodynamic properties of active plume abatement systems, an interferometric (IPI) measurement of the efficiency of drift eliminators, or optical (PIV) measurements of velocity fields near the droplet eliminators and other cooling tower components.

13-19: Experimental Methods for Cooling Tower Research

  • Jan Cizek and Michal Stepnicka, Czech Technical University in Prague