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February 1, 2012

Effective Thermal Design Of Cooling Towers

A step-by-step approach to cooling-tower design, with an example calculation to make it clear

Jonny Goyal Air Liquide Engineering and Construction, Lurgi India

The objective of this article is to present a stepwise understanding of how to calculate the NTU for a cooling tower, and thus to understand the basis of thermal design of counter-flow cooling towers for optimizing cost and performance....

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Comments (3) for Effective Thermal Design Of Cooling Towers
Many thanks for publishing this article. Please note my new email ID <> for further email communication.

Posted by Jonny Goyal on Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 12:02 AM
Dear sir,
thanks for your nice detail but while design any cooling tower the Air flow rate is differ by
1.volume of the tank
2.Inlet temp of tower
3.atmospheric pressure
4.Inlet water flow rate

so how we consider the air flow rate required for cooling there is any thumb rule for L/G ratio or air flow requirement.
please let me know..

thank in advance..
Posted by vishwa on Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 07:20 AM
many many thanks for giving such a clear details.
Posted by Vikas kumar on Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

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