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Bøgh, P., J.W. Cooper, Jr., I.M. Gozalo, H. Eitschberger, R.F. de Mata, W.Wittwer, and G. Manigley, “Technological Advances in Natural Draft Cooling Tower Thermal Performance Enhancement: Comparison of European and American Upgrade Methodologies and Experiences”, presented at the EPRI Cooling Tower Technology Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, August 26-28, 2003.

Grindle, E., J.W. Cooper, Jr., and R. Lawson, “Improving Natural Draft Cooling Tower Performance With Heat Injection”, presented at the 2002 International Joint Power Generation Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, June 24-26, 2002.

Closser, W.H., Jr. and J.W. Cooper, Jr., “Evaluating The Performance of Safety Related Cooling Towers”, presented at the 1999 EPRI Service Water Reliability Improvement Seminar, Biloxi, Mississippi, July 12-13, 1999.

Cooper, G.P. III, P.E., and Cooper, J.W. Jr., "Watts Bar Nuclear Unit 1 Cooling Tower Thermal Performance Upgrade ; A Value Added Engineering Approach", presented at the 1997 Electric Power Research Institute's Cooling Tower Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. August 11-14, 1997.

Burns, J., D. Godard, R. Randall, and Cooper, J.W. Jr., "Justifying Plans to Improve the Performance of an Existing Cooling System", presented at the 1996 Electric Power Research Institute's Condenser Technology Conference, Boston, MA. August 28-30, 1996.

Liffick, G.W. and Cooper, J.W. Jr., "Thermal Performance Upgrade of the Arkansas Nuclear One Cooling Tower: 'A Root Cause' Analysis Approach", presented at American Power Conference, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 1995.

Lees, U.A. Jr. and Cooper, J.W. Jr., "Cost-Effective Thermal Performance Upgrade of the Callaway Plant Cooling Tower", presented at the Electric Power Research Institute's 1994 Cooling Tower and Advanced Cooling System Technology Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. August 30-September 1, 1994.

Cooper, J.W. Jr. and R.O. Fraze, "Exit Air Mapping as a Means of Identifying Sources of Thermal Performance Inefficiency in Counterflow Cooling Towers", presented at the Electric Power Research Institute's 1991 Heat Rate Improvement Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 7-9, 1991.

Cooper, J.W. Jr., H.D. Treuberg, and H. Klauss, "Usage of Fiber Cement As A Film-Type Fill Media In Evaporative Cooling Towers", presented at the Annual Winter Conference of the Cooling Tower Institute, February 8-10 , 1988.

Cooper, J.W. Jr., "Recirculation and Interference Characteristics of Circular Mechanical Draft Cooling Towers", Journal of the Cooling Tower Institute, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1985, pp. 28-35.  

Cooper, J.W. Jr. , "Criteria for Ice Prevention in Counterflow Natural Draft Cooling Towers", Journal of the Cooling Tower Institute, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1980, pp. 47-53.

Cooper, J.W. Jr. , and Vodicka, V. "Cooling Tower Ice Prevention Systems: State-of-the-Art Designs", Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Vol. 41, 1979, pp. 697-705.

Forbes, R.E. , and J.W. Cooper, Jr. "Natural Convection in a Horizontal Layer of Water Cooled From Above To Near Freezing". Journal of Heat Transfer, Trans. ASME, Series C. Vol. 87, No. 1, February 1975, pp. 47-53.

Cooper, J.W. Jr., "A Computer Simulation of the Human Thermoregulatory System", NASA Report no. ASD-ASTN-19867, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, August 1972.

Brown, W.H. and J.W. Cooper, Jr., "Computer Simulation of the Psychrometric Chart", Proceedings of the 1971 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Sponsored by ACM/AIAA/AIChE/AMS/BSC/IEEE/ISA/SCi/SHARE, Boston, Massachusetts, July 19-21, 1971 pp. 935-940.


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