Thermal effects of hydroelectric power stations on the environment

  • I. P. Safonov
  • A. N. Kovalenko
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Atmosphere Statistical Physic Heat Release Thermal Effect Balance Equation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

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  • I. P. Safonov
  • A. N. Kovalenko

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