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Cooling tower

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A cooling tower for a nuclear reactor is to be constructed in the shape of a hyperboloid

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What Are Cooling Towers?

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Modal Analysis of a Cooling Tower

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Hyperbolic Structure

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Cube and Hyperboloid

A cooling tower is a heat rejection device that rejects waste heat to the atmosphere through the cooling of a water stream to a lower temperature. Cooling towers may either use the evaporation of water to remove process heat and cool the working fluid to near the wet-bulb air temperature or, in the case of closed circuit dry cooling towers, rely solely on air to cool the working fluid to near the dry-bulb air temperature.
    • History 

    • Classification by use 

    • Classification by build 

    • Heat transfer methods 

    • Air flow generation methods 

    • Wet cooling tower material balance 

    • Maintenance 

    • Terminology 

    • Fog production 

    • Salt emission pollution 

    • Use as a flue-gas stack 

    • Fire hazard