Cool Towers

Nov. 23, 2018

An Advancement in Energy-Saving Technology

CAPLA Material Labs

This fall, students of the ARC 461p and 561p, Environmental Science Laboratory, finished construction and testing of their innovative 'Cool Towers' or passive down-draft evaporative cooling systems. This energy-saving technology was initially developed here at the University of Arizona's Environmental Research laboratories and has been implemented into the curriculum by Dr. Nader Chalfoun. Professor Nader Chalfoun, Omar Youssef and GTA Rachelle Hornby coordinated this collaborative effort that allowed students to implement their theoretical learning outside the classroom into a real project. 



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