Consumptive Water Use for U.S. Power Production

Consumptive Water Use for U.S. Power Production

12/10/2003

Evaporative cooling systems in buildings have been criticized for their water use and acclaimed for their low energy consumption, especially when compared to typical cooling systems. In order to determine the overall effectiveness of cooling systems in buildings, both water and energy need to be considered; however, there must be a metric to compare the amount of energy used at the site to the amount of water used at the power plant. A study of power plants and their respective water consumption was completed to effectively analyze evaporative cooling systems.

Technologies 
Cooling & Air Management