Definition of cooling tower in English:

cooling tower


  • A tall, open-topped, cylindrical concrete tower, used for cooling water or condensing steam from an industrial process.

    • ‘Causes suggested include industrial equipment such as pumps, fans, electrical installations and cooling towers - and domestic appliances such as fridges or even fish tanks.’
    • ‘These turbines are taller than the cooling towers at Drax Power Station and almost twice the height of York Minster.’
    • ‘A wastewater treatment system resupplies toilets and provides make-up water for the cooling tower.’
    • ‘The disease is contracted by breathing in mist from contaminated water sources such as cooling towers and air conditioning.’
    • ‘If you want to avoid big ugly cooling towers then the nuclear plant needs a large water source.’
    • ‘On the horizon, at ten, twelve and one o'clock are clusters of cooling towers, each with a dark plume, a spooky symmetry of warming.’
    • ‘The cooling water is circulated to cooling towers above ground to remove the heat.’
    • ‘Clouds from the looming vase-shaped cooling towers blocked the sun, wires audibly sizzled with electricity, a conveyor belt rattled.’
    • ‘The horizon was punctuated by four distant patterns of cooling towers, but try as we did we couldn't pick out a hint of York.’
    • ‘This means that the plume from the cooling tower is evaporated water.’
    • ‘In Germany, four nuclear power plants cut production drastically to avoid releasing super-heated water from cooling towers into rivers.’
    • ‘Mr. Ryan submits that installation of a cooling tower control panel is an extra and claims a cost of $6,366.96.’
    • ‘When temperatures climb above 40 degrees, the cooling towers release hot air from the facility.’
    • ‘In many power stations the heat produced by burning gas to make electricity is allowed to escape into the atmosphere though cooling towers.’
    • ‘There are no minimum qualifications for water consultants who test cooling towers.’
    • ‘With its two great circles of cooling towers steaming away, and its mighty central chimney spouting a faint haze of smoke, it is truly monumental, like a kinetic modern Stonehenge.’
    • ‘In the shadow of four concrete cooling towers - almost 400 feet each - this squat earth-tone building sits shuttered.’
    • ‘All water used for cooling towers, landscaping irrigation and toilet flushing is recycled water.’
    • ‘Experts are examining water systems, particularly those where warm, stagnant water is found such as hot water tanks, cooling towers, whirlpool spas and air conditioning and plumbing systems.’
    • ‘Leaves, dust, dirt and other contaminants easily enter condenser water systems through the cooling tower.’


cooling tower