cooling tower

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a tall tower for cooling the water used in industrial processes such as at power stations

Construction

  • An outdoor structure, frequently placed on a roof, over whichwarm water is circulated for cooling by evaporation and exposure to the air. A natural draft cooling tower is one in which the airflow through the toweris due to its natural chimney effect. A mechanical draft tower employs fans to force or induce a draft.
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