Comparison of drift eliminators characteristics in evaporative condenser and spray-filled tower

Mohiuddin, A.K.M. and Saidur, R. and Sattar, M.A. and Rahman, A. (2007) Comparison of drift eliminators characteristics in evaporative condenser and spray-filled tower. International Energy Journal, 8 (3). pp. 155-162. ISSN 1513718X

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Abstract

This paper investigates the results of experimental studies conducted in an evaporative condenser with induced draft and in a spray filled forced draft cooling tower. The pressure drop and drift loss characteristics of cement-asbestos drift eliminators, concrete drift eliminators, wooden drift eliminators and cellular type drift eliminators were experimentally investigated. The experiments were conducted with one, two, and three stages of cellular type drift eliminators but for cement-asbestos, concrete and wooden drift eliminators only two and three stages were used with various orientation angles (θ) of the eliminator plates. The results showed that the drift loss for CTDE decreases with the increase of the number of stages and with decrease of flow rate whereas drift loss for CADE and CDE also decreases with decrease of orientation angle, θ .The pressure drop for CTDE is smaller than that for CADE and CDE in the practical range of θ. In this study, the superiority of the cellular type drift eliminators over the others has been divulged.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 6 December 2012 Source: Scopus CODEN: IEJNA Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Mohiuddin, A. K. M.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: mohiuddin@iiu.edu.my References: Wistrom, G.K., Ovard, J.C., Cooling tower drift: Its measurement, control, and environmental effects (1973) Proceedings of Cooling Tower Institute Annual Meeting, pp. 29-31. , Houston, Texas, TP 107A, January; Golay, M.W., Glantschnig, W.J., Best, F.R., Comparison of methods for measurement of cooling tower drift (1986) Atmospheric Environment, 20, pp. 269-281; Chan, J., Golay, M.W., Comparative performance evaluation of current design evaporative cooling tower drift eliminators (1977) Atmospheric Environment, 11 (8), pp. 775-781; Singh, A.K., Mohiuddin, A.K.M., Kant, K., Characteristics of drift eliminators of an evaporative condenser (1993) Journal of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, 15, pp. 331-337; Burger, R., Cooling tower drift elimination (1975) Chemical Engineering Progress, 71, pp. 73-76; Howard, H., Niederman, E.D., Performance characteristics of a forced draft counterflow spray cooling tower (1941) Transactions ASHVE, (1189), pp. 413-428; Mohiuddin, A.K.M., Kant, K., Sen, S., Experimental study on packing and drift eliminators in an evaporative condenser with induced draft (1992) Indian Journal of Technology, 30, pp. 507-511
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drift eliminator, Drift loss, Evaporative condenser, Spray-filled tower, Draft cooling, Experimental studies, Induced drafts, Orientation angles, Three stages, Asbestos, Cements, Pressure drop, Steam condensers, Towers, Evaporative cooling systems.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 01:35
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 01:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6888

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