## THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

### IMPROVING ECO-SUSTAINABLE CHARACTERISTICS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EVAPORATIVE FLUID COOLER VIA EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY

**ABSTRACT**

This paper presents an on-going research project that aims to identify possibilities for wider use of evaporative cooling in process industry, especially the use of evaporative fluid cooler units. Experimental study is performed on small scale evaporative fluid cooler, while the correlation based model has been carried out to explore the detailed heat and mass transfer processes inside this unit. Numerical integration of mathematical model is executed by new approach, based on differential, collocation Simpson method. Proposed models have been verified by comparing the computed results with those obtained by the experimental measurements. The results of research will enable the creation of more comprehensive simulation software, with wider range of operating and construction parameters.

**KEYWORDS**

PAPER SUBMITTED: 2008-05-15

PAPER REVISED: 2008-09-04

PAPER ACCEPTED: 2008-09-05

**THERMAL SCIENCE** YEAR

**2008**, VOLUME

**12**, ISSUE

**Issue 4**, PAGES [89 - 103]

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