A review is presented of alternative wet/dry tower configurations for plume abatement and water conservation. The design basis of each general type is discussed both in terms of psychrometrics and the physical configuration. Considerations for specifiers of wet/dry towers for plume abatement and water conservation are presented, including the design point basis, selection of the design point, methods of testing to verify the guarantee and other physical design factors.

93-01: Plume Abatement and Water Conservation With The Wet/Dry Cooling Tower