Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Cooling Stack Shape

  1. May 30, 2005 #1
    Can someone point me to a website or book that explains why nuclear cooling stacks are shaped the way they are? (i.e. hyperboloid)

  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 13, 2005 #2
  4. Jun 13, 2005 #3
    Cooling towers are for plants that use steam turbines. They don't have to use them. When they are used, less hot water is released to the local water system. Not all steam-turbine-driving nuclear power plants use cooling towers. Some coal plants use cooling towers.
  5. Jun 13, 2005 #4
    removed post :smile:
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2005
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook