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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 passages to provide power as a by-product.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Aiken, SC)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO INC
OSTI Identifier:
865331
Patent Number(s):
4499034
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vortex-augmented; cooling; tower-windmill; combination; tower; quantities; effluent; water; production; facility; utilizing; natural; wind; forces; series; helically; directed; air; inlet; passages; extending; outwardly; base; introduce; direction; swirling; vortical; pattern; force; draft; created; makes; conventional; power; generating; windmills; provide; by-product; air passage; power generating; extending outwardly; air inlet; cooling tower; passages extending; air passages; inlet passage; passages extend; conventional power; inlet passages; production facility; effluent water; /261/290/415/

Citation Formats

McAllister, Jr., John E. Vortex-augmented cooling tower-windmill combination. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
McAllister, Jr., John E. Vortex-augmented cooling tower-windmill combination. United States.
McAllister, Jr., John E. Tue . "Vortex-augmented cooling tower-windmill combination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865331.
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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 passages to provide power as a by-product.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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