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WC&P is proud to offer this comprehensive glossary to our readers and website visitors. This living document is intended to serve as an easy-to-use reference source for information on the POU/POE water treatment industry. 

 

Any suggestions or input that would further enhance or expand the glossary are strongly encouraged.

 

We would like to formally thank and credit such organizations as WQA, AWWA, WEF, Lenntech and other web glossary sources for providing some of the basis and background of this compendium.

Cooling tower

A structure that helps remove heat from water used as a coolant; e.g., in electric power generating plants. Commonly, a large tower (or cascading towers) used to transfer the heat in cooling water to the atmosphere either by direct evaporation or by convection and conduction.