Crossflow Cooling Tower Design
The cooling tower brings the flow of the water and air into direct contact with each other to reduce the temperature of the water. During the process a small amount of water is evaporated which brings the overall temperature of the water down.
With a crossflow design tower, the water and the air effectively cross each other, hence the name “crossflow”. As the diagram below illustrates, the air flows horizontally and the water drops through the tower’s flow media vertically, so the water flow is perpendicular to the air flow.