, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 700-701

Thermal effects of hydroelectric power stations on the environment

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The problem of “thermal contamination” of the atmosphere around active hydroelectric power stations is investigated. Using the energy and material balance equations for a steady-state incompressible liquid flow, it is shown that natural heat release from a water discharge is comparable with and, occasionally, exceeds the heat discharge of a thermal power station with an output equal to that of the HPS.

I. I. Polzunov Central Boiler and Turbine Institute Research and Production Organization, St. Petersburg, Russian. Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 95–97, July, 1993.