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Old Water Cooling Towers Can be Big Water Wasters LA Mayor Wants Improvements

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Water cooling towers are used in industries like power generation and oil refineries to enage in process cooling to remove heat via evaporation or closed loop cooling systems. While their usage is incredibly important to all of the different buildings and establishments they serve, many of them are also old and outdated, according to a recent piece from the Los Angeles Times.

In typical water cooling towers the circulation rate for a 700 MW coal-fired power plant amounts to about 71,600 cubic metres an hour (315,000 US gallons per minute) and a supply water make-up rate of approximately 5% (i.e., 3,600 cubic metres an hour) is required