Cooling Towers

  • Frank Aerstin
  • Gary Street


This chapter outlines a procedure that may be used to select an induced draft cooling tower as normally used in process plants.


Cool Tower Hydrocarbon Processing Cooling Range Tower Concrete Water Circulation Rate 
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Selected Reading

  1. C. A. Baird and J. E. Behen, Jr., Automation solves winter cooling tower problems, Power Eng. May (1975).Google Scholar
  2. J. R. Buss, How to control fog from cooling towers, Power January (1968).Google Scholar
  3. J. C. Campbell, How to prevent cooling tower fog, Hydrocarbon Processing December (1976).Google Scholar
  4. F. Caplan, Quick calculation of cooling tower blowdown and makeup, Chem. Eng. July 7 (1975).Google Scholar
  5. Cooling Tower Fundamentals and Application Principles, Marley Company, Kansas City, Mo., 1967.Google Scholar
  6. Cooling Tower Performance Curves, Cooling Tower Institute, Houston, Texas, 1967.Google Scholar
  7. D. R. DeHarpporte, Cooling tower site considerations, Power Eng. August (1970).Google Scholar
  8. F. Friar, Cooling-tower basin design, Chem. Eng. July 22 (1974).Google Scholar
  9. T. H. Hamilton, Estimating cooling tower evaporation rates, Power Eng. March (1977).Google Scholar
  10. R. W. Maze, Practical tips on cooling tower sizing, Hydrocarbon Processing Vol. 46, No. 2, February (1967).Google Scholar
  11. A. M. Rubin and P. S. Klanian, Visible plume abatement with the wet/dry cooling tower, Power Eng. March (1975).Google Scholar
  12. E. C. Smith and M. W. Larinoff, Alternative arrangements and designs for wet/dry cooling towers, Power Eng. May (1976).Google Scholar
  13. S. D. Strauss, Guide to evaluating cooling-tower performance, Power October (1975).Google Scholar
  14. T. Uchiyama, Cooling tower estimates made easy, Hydrocarbon Processing December (1976).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Aerstin
    • 1
  • Gary Street
    • 1
  1. 1.Dow ChemicalMidlandUSA

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