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Main Title Evaluation of European rivers for power plant cooling : a Polish research project /
Author Gadkowski, Mieczys┬▒aw, ; Gadkowski, Mieczys aw.
CORP Author Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Warsaw (Poland).;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/3-79-072
Stock Number PB80-113632
OCLC Number 06225684
Subjects Steam power plants ; Steam power plants--Cooling--Poland ; Steam power-plants--Poland--Cooling
Additional Subjects Cooling systems ; Electric power plants ; Rivers ; Thermal pollution ; Stream flow ; Field tests ; Optimization ; Temperature ; Mathematical models ; Acceptability ; Flow rate ; Specifications ; Environmental impacts ; Fishes ; Oxygen ; Poland ; Foreign technology ; Low flow augmentation ; BETA model
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TJ403.G32 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-072 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/01/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/3-79-072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-072 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-072 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-072 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-113632 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 102 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The report describes analytical, laboratory, and field research conducted to optimize the use of rivers, specifically in Poland, for once-through cooling of steam electric power plants. Maximum discharge and receiving water temperatures, based on biological criteria, are coupled with natural flow and temperature variations to determine acceptable flow/temperature regimes for streams over an annual cycle. Controllable variables, such as repair schedules, reserve capacity, power plant size, hybrid cooling system size and operation, and low flow augmentation via reservoirs, are evaluated as mechanisms to modify electrical power output. The acceptable temperature/flow regimes in streams are then compared to various power system configurations and schedules to optimize the annual generation of electric power.
"Institute for Meteorology and Water Management." "Criteria and Assessment Branch, Environmental Research Laboratory." "July 1979." Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-101). "PL 480 project no. PR-5-532-14."