Siting of industrial manufacturing complexes and power plants close to municipalities and highways often presents numerous obstacles related to cooling tower plume formation. Cooling tower plume formation can be a safety or aesthetic concern. Traditional methods to eliminate the plume employ a hybrid technology of air-cooled steel coils in tandem with the evaporative section of the cooling tower. While effective, these systems have been costly. New non-metallic heat exchanger technologies allows for a lower cost alternative as well as fouling and clog resistance, lower weight and corrosion resistance. Such technology allows for greater plant siting flexibility.

99-13: A Non-Metallic Air Cooled Heat Exchanger for Cooling Tower Plume