Performance of Cooling Tower with Honeycomb Packing


The objective of this study is to investigate experimentally and theoreticallyheat and mass transfer characteristics of the cooling tower. The investigationcarried out at a mechanical forced direct cooling tower. A column-packing unit ismade of a new type of packing named honeycomb (plastic). Air and water areused as fluids and the runs are done at the air and water mass flow rates rangingbetween 0.05 and 0.15 kg/s, and between 0.1 and 0.25 kg/s, respectively. The inletwater temperatures ranging between 35 and 50 oC. A mathematical model basedon the equations of mass transfer and energy is used and solved to determine thecharacteristics of cooling tower, pressure drop, temperature ratio, and towereffectiveness. There is reasonable agreement from the comparison between thecalculated and measured data.