All cooling towers are designed to remove waste heat from water and transfer it into the atmosphere, but there are a lot of different ways to accomplish this task. These towers can be categorized in a number of different ways, because there are so many differences between the different types of cooling towers.
Certain processes require closed loop cooling systems, where the process water for cooling does not come in contact with the atmospheric air. A direct or open circuit cooling tower is an enclosed structure with an internal means to distribute the warm water fed to it over a labyrinth-like structure packing or fill.
Aug 22 2014