You know those huge towers that are symbolic of nuclear power plants everywhere? You may or may not know that those are cooling towers. They are used to help remove heat from the power plant, and are not constantly emitting streams of pollution into the environment, as some people might think. But those are not the only kind of cooling towers that exist. There are several cooling tower types that are used in many different industries and applications.
What are cooling towers, exactly? Well, the iconic cooling tower types often seen outside of power plants are known as natural draft cooling towers, and their primary use is to remove the heat absorbed in the power pl