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Title: Vortex-augmented cooling tower - windmill combination

Abstract

A cooling tower for cooling large quantities of effluent water from a production facility by utilizing natural wind forces includes the use of a series of helically directed air inlet passages extending outwardly from the base of the tower to introduce air from any direction in a swirling vortical pattern while the force of the draft created in the tower makes it possible to place conventional power generating windmills in the air passage to provide power as a by-product.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5847873
Application Number:
ON: DE83018089
Assignee:
ERA-08-053853; EDB-83-175940
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; COOLING TOWERS; DESIGN; WIND TURBINES; VORTEX FLOW; FLUID FLOW; MACHINERY; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; TOWERS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; 170602* - Wind Energy Engineering- Turbine Design & Operation; 420400 - Engineering- Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow

Citation Formats

McAllister, J.E. Jr. Vortex-augmented cooling tower - windmill combination. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
McAllister, J.E. Jr. Vortex-augmented cooling tower - windmill combination. United States.
McAllister, J.E. Jr. Thu . "Vortex-augmented cooling tower - windmill combination". United States.
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title = {Vortex-augmented cooling tower - windmill combination},
author = {McAllister, J.E. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A cooling tower for cooling large quantities of effluent water from a production facility by utilizing natural wind forces includes the use of a series of helically directed air inlet passages extending outwardly from the base of the tower to introduce air from any direction in a swirling vortical pattern while the force of the draft created in the tower makes it possible to place conventional power generating windmills in the air passage to provide power as a by-product.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
}