The Secret History of Cooling Tower Systems

Today, cooling tower systems are designed to handle one of the most important processes of industrial businesses: keeping the equipment cool enough to operate efficiently, without causing an excessive amount of pollution and without costing a fortune. Cooling towers today come in a variety of styles -- from gigantic towers that can be up to 330 feet in diameter and transport thousands of gallons of water per minute, like the 663-foot-tall tower belonging to the Kalisindh Thermal Power Station (located in Jhalawar, India) to small rooftop wet cooling towers that only process a few gallons of water at a time -- there's an endless supply of options in terms of size, durability, and capacity.

The processes used in cooling towers might seem very advanced, but this technology has actually been around for a long time, and cooling tower manufacturers constantly make the equipment more eco-friendly by using the natural processes of evaporation and heat transfer.

So how did the whole process begin?

Starting in the 1800s, cooling equipment became essential in developing countries; the Industrial Revolution affected everything from transportation (steam engines!) to retail manufacturing, and all of this heavy equipment would overheat unless a cooling agent could remove the excess heat.

It started to become really expensive for industrial businesses to use water cooling towers during the 1900s unless they were positioned near a large body of water, like the Atlantic Ocean. The biggest problem simply was that, in the middle of a prairie with no formal irrigation or water systems, factories never knew if they'd have enough clean water to use. For some businesses, it became more affordable to use dry cooling tower systems and force the waste heat into the atmosphere through air streams.

These days, there's a huge emphasis on creating cooling tower systems that are as eco-friendly as possible. Modern cooling tower systems are designed to recover about 98% of recycled water and increase the number of concentration cycles, and advanced filtration systems improve water efficiency by eliminating harmful chemicals and mineral buildup from the water so that when the evaporated warm droplets transport the heat out of the facility, there's virtually no significant environmental impact.

There are many thousands of industrial facilities today that depend on cooling tower systems to operate efficiently; from petroleum refineries to small HVAC units, this natural process is more important than most people realize.

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