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Main Title Effect of geographical location on cooling pond requirements and performance /
Author Thackston, Edward L. ; Parker, Frank L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parker, Frank L.,
Thackston, Edward L.
CORP Author Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.
Publisher [Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office],
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA/830/R-71/001; EPA 16130 FDQ 03/71
OCLC Number 00240946
Subjects Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc--United States. ; Cooling ponds--Climatic factors.
Additional Subjects Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.--United States ; Cooling ponds--Climatic factors
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 830-R-71-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/08/2014
EJBD  EPA 830-R-71-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/07/2014
EKAD  16130FDQ 03/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/23/2002
EKAD  TD427.H4V35 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/23/2002
ELBD  EPA 830-R-71-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/13/2010
Collation xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"16130 FDQ 03/71." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The energy budget approach to cooling ponds has been outlined and applied to cooling ponds. Monthly average weather data from 88 stations throughout the U.S. were used to calculate equilibrium temperatures, heat exchange coefficients, and amount of cooling in various sized ponds receiving the effluent from a standard power plant of 1000-mw capacity, both for average and extreme weater conditions. The data for each station is shown on a chart, and the variation of these results across the U S. is depicted by a series of 28 maps of the U.S. with contours connecting equal values of the parameters. The results may also be used to estimate cooling pond performance for other sized power plants. The maps disclose variations across the U.S., on a given date, of up to 55ÀF in equilibrium temperature, up to 100% difference in heat exchange coefficients, up to 50% difference in heat lost from a given sized pond, and up to 200% difference in the size of a pond necessary to produce an equal cooling effect.