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Citation Formats
B. Dogan et al., “A COMBINED EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY FOR THE DESIGN OF A LOW WATER CONSUMPTION COOLING TOWER,” presented at the 12th ASME Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA2014), Copenhagen, DENMARK, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/53251.