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cool·ing tower

(ko͞o′lĭng)
n.
A large tower or similar structure typically attached to a power plant through which water is circulated to lower its temperature by partial evaporation.

cooling tower

n
(General Engineering) a tall hollow structure in which steam is condensed or water that is used as a coolant in some industrial process is allowed to cool for reuse by trickling down a surface
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Noun1.cooling tower - a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolantcooling tower - a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant
cooling, cooling system - a mechanism for keeping something cool; "the cooling was overhead fans"
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kjøletårn

cooling tower

nKühlturm m

cooling tower

ntorre f di raffreddamento or refrigerazione
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Traces of the bacteria has now been identified in two of the cooling towers at Faltec Ltd in Boldon, South Tyneside, Public Health England, said.
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When you picture the cooling systems used in the process industries, the first image that might come to mind is probably a cluster of massive cooling towers perched atop a refinery or chemical plant.
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The use of cooling towers water to retain the sulfur oxide from the exhaust-gases changed the pH of water from neutral into acid.