The Experimental Investigation of Recirculation of Air-Cooled System for a Large Power Plant
Wanli Zhao, Qiyue Wang, Peiqing Liu
DOI: 10.4236/epe.2010.24041   PDF    HTML     6,031 Downloads   11,707 Views   Citations


The paper introduces thermal buoyancy effects to experimental investigation of wind tunnel simulation on direct air-cooled condenser for a large power plant. In order to get thermal flow field of air-cooled tower, PIV experiments are carried out and recirculation ratio of each condition is calculated. Results show that the thermal flow field of the cooling tower has great influence on the recirculation under the cooling tower. Ameliorating the thermal flow field of the cooling tower can reduce the recirculation under the cooling tower and improve the efficiency of air-cooled condenser also.

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W. Zhao, Q. Wang and P. Liu, "The Experimental Investigation of Recirculation of Air-Cooled System for a Large Power Plant," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2010, pp. 291-297. doi: 10.4236/epe.2010.24041.

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