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Fill Fouling & The Effect On Tower Performance

Just what are the effects of fouling on a fill, and what does it mean for overall tower performance? This is a question that Brentwood has been researching for a few years. As film fills have evolved and tower owner/operators…

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Does flute geometry and the mode of heat transfer (trickle vs. splash) affect fouling resistance in “wire-frame” cooling tower fills?

At the recently concluded 2017 CTI Annual Conference in New Orleans, Brentwood’s own Angela Zaorski and Bill Miller presented a paper regarding their research into this topic. The purpose of the research was to verify whether the “wire-frame” fills being introduced to…

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Cooling Tower Fill: Hanging Sheets vs. Fill Blocks

We continuously receive calls from cooling tower owners describing the following: “I have a metal crossflow tower that has been operating for a few years now, and there are a lot of water droplets coming out of the top of…

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How Cooling Tower Drift Relates to PM10 and PM2.5 Emissions

A topic that is attracting more and more attention in the cooling tower industry is PM10 and PM2.5 emissions. Reduced emissions to the environment are being required as governmental permitting regulations continue to get tighter. From a cooling tower perspective,…

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