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Main Title Nonwater quality impacts of closed-cycle cooling systems and the interaction of stack gas and cooling tower plumes /
Author Englesson, G. A. ; Hu, M. C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hu, M. C.
CORP Author Cameron Engineers, Inc., Denver, CO.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-090; EPA-68-01-4337
Stock Number PB80-102387
OCLC Number 08330955
Subjects Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects--United States ; Flue gases--Measurement ; Cooling towers--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Cooling towers ; Plumes ; Environmental surveys ; Electric power plants ; Ecology ; Soils ; Plants(Botany) ; Flue gases ; Fogging ; Ice formation ; Aquatic biology ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Transport properties ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Animals ; Closed cycle systems ; Precipitation washout ; Salt drift
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-090 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/03/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-090 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/25/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-090 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-090 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-102387 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 215 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a literature survey of the nonwater quality impacts of closed-cycle cooling systems. Following discussions of cooling tower and stack gas plumes, interactions of these plumes are considered. For cooling tower plumes, plume types, behavior, salt drift generation and deposition, and inadvertent weather modifications are reviewed. Meteorological conditions enhancing deposition, icing and fogging, and cloud formation are emphasized. The discussion of cooling-tower/stack-gas plume interactions focuses on interactions, acid precipitation, case studies of operating power plants, and control practices to reduce or minimize these interactions. Adverse biological impacts of acid precipitation, cooling tower drift, and icing and fogging on biota are treated. Effects of acid precipitation on soil, soil biota, vegetation, and aquatic biota (including planktonic and benthic organisms and fish) are considered relative to levels causing harm or injury. This examination includes: atmospheric and cooling tower salt loading, cumulative effects of both, and salt tolerances of animals and plants. Emphasis is on threshold concentrations at which biota is affected by drift deposition and the distance from the cooling tower where toxic levels result.
"United Engineers and Constructors, Inc." "Cameron Engineers, Inc." "March 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-01-4337, program element no. EHE624A."