The paper will examine the effects of special variations of L/G within a cooling tower, on the overall thermal performance of the tower. Air temperature profiles above the fill, resulting from non-uniform water distribution profiles will be presented. Theoretical vs. actual results for the return water temperature will be compared.

96-15: Enhancing Tower Performance Using Non-Uniform Water Distribution

  • Adriaan J. de Villiers, Peter B. Bosman, Knight Piesold Energy