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Global Cooling Towers Industry


1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1Cooling Towers - A Market Perspective II-1Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-1Impact of Eurozone Debt Crisis II-2Current and Future Analysis II-4Emerging Nations to Drive Global Market Prospects in Short toMedium Term Period II-4Coal-Fired Power Generators Boost Cooling Towers Sales II-4Existing and Proposed Nuclear Reactors Augurs Well for CoolingTowers II-5Table 1: World Nuclear Power Capacity (As of April 2011):Break-Up of Units and Capacity of Operational Nuclear PowerReactors by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 2: Number and Gross Capacity of Under ConstructionNuclear Power Reactors Worldwide (As of October 2011)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 3: Number and Gross Capacity of Planned ReactorsWorldwide (As of October 2011) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-8

Table 4: Number and Gross Capacity of Proposed Nuclear PowerReactors Worldwide (As of October 2011) (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Focus on Closed Cooling Towers II-10Round Bottle Cooling Towers in Vogue II-10Hybrid Cooling Towers Expand Presence II-10Environmental Norms Drive Demand II-10Replacements Demand on the Rise II-11Technology Innovations - Critical to Market Growth II-11Competition II-11Distribution II-11Pricing Pressures Become Intense in Cooling Towers Market II-11Manufacturers to Step up Customer Service Efforts II-12Demand Restraints II-12Environmental Concerns Continue to Dog Cooling Towers Market II-12

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-13Cooling Towers - An Introduction II-13Cooling Tower Systems - Basic Design II-13Classification of Cooling Towers II-13Direct (or Open) Cooling Tower II-13Indirect (or Closed) Cooling Tower II-14Cooling Towers Classification by Function II-14Forced/Natural Draft Towers II-14Induced/Mechanical Draft Towers II-14Cooling Towers Classification by Availability (Prepackaged orCustomized) II-14Based on Design II-15Dry Cooling Towers II-15Wet Cooling Towers II-15Hybrid Cooling Towers II-16Design Systems II-16Design Factors II-16Based on Raw Material II-17Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer based Cooling Towers II-17Wood II-17Concrete II-18Steel II-18Plastic - An Edge Over Conventional Ones II-18

3. FUNCTIONING OF COOLING TOWERS II-19Components of Cooling Towers II-19Condenser Pump & Distribution System II-19Cooling Loop System II-19Heat Transfer Media II-19Cooling Tower Fan System II-19Cooling Tower Basin II-19Cooling Tower Pumps II-20Drift Eliminators II-20Cooling Tower Fills II-20Cooling Towers for Electricity Generation II-20Tower Performance II-21Installation of Cooling Towers II-21Cleaning of Cooling Towers II-21Problems Associated with Cooling Towers II-21Fouling Prevention Method II-22Corrosion of Towers II-22Corrosion Prevention Method II-22Scale Formation Within Loops II-22Scale Control Unit II-22Solutions for Scaling and Corrosion II-22Hydraulic Factors II-23Time-Related Factors II-23Water Chemistry Factors II-23Saturation Factor II-24Other Factors Behind Poor Performance of Cooling Towers II-24Poor Air Flow II-24Poor Pump Performance II-24Clogging of Nozzles II-24Biocides and Cooling Towers II-24Ozone Treatment II-24Ion Systems & Cooling Towers II-25Air Cooled Condensers - Sign of Extinction for Cooling Towers II-25

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