Evaporative condenser

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Heat-transfer device, in which warm water is cooled by evaporation in atmospheric air (WHO 2007).An evaporative condenser is a heat exchanger in which a refrigerant is cooled by a combination of air movement and water spray. (Australian Capital Territory Government 2005).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

A cooling tower is an evaporative condenser. Evaporative condensers usually incorporate an air fan for forced air movement, a circulating water pump, a water spray system and a cooling coil (World Plumbing Council Working Group 2008)


Australian Capital Territory (2005) Cooling towers, evaporative condensers and warm water storage systems. Code of Practice 2005.  Australian Government Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (1998)  Refrigeration principles. Meat and technology Update. Food Science. MelbourneWHO (2007) Legionella and the prevention of legionellosis 


WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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