Cooling Tower

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
legionnaires' disease from a cooling tower in a community outbreak in lidköping, sweden- epidemiological, environmental and microbiological investigation supported by meteorological modelling. "legionnaires' disease from a cooling tower in a community outbreak in lidköping, sweden- epidemiological, environmental and microbiological investigation supported by meteorological modelling.", by Ulleryd P, Hugosson A, Allestam G, Bernander S, Claesson BE, Eilertz I, Hagaeus AC, Hjorth M, Johansson A, de Jong B, Lindqvist A, Nolskog P, Svensson N. F4: a, 4b and 4c demonstrate the modelled main concentration plume from the suspected cooling tower during the short time three of the four stray visitors visited Lidköping during the Legionella outbreak 2004. The fourth...

A cooling tower is designed to eliminate warmth from a building or facility by spraying water down via the tower to exchange heat into the within of the structure. As the air travels through the water, heat is traded and a few of the water evaporates. The cooled down water is gathered at the end of the tower and pumped back into the plant or structure for reuse. Cooling towers provide a cost-efficient and energy efficient procedure of systems looking for cooling. Heating and cooling systems are used typically in large office hospitals, structures, and colleges. Industrial cooling towers are bigger than HVAC systems and are used to remove warm absorbed in the distributing cooling water supply used in power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, gas processing plants, food processing plants, and other commercial facilities. Water within cooling towers is heated up through heat exchange, which is a perfect environment for Legionella heat-loving microorganisms to grow. Legionnaires' disease can be acquired when a specific breathes in water beads including Legionella germs.

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