Thermal effects of hydroelectric power stations on the environment
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- Safonov, I.P. & Kovalenko, A.N. J Eng Phys Thermophys (1993) 65: 700. doi:10.1007/BF00862430
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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.