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Main Title Effect of geographical variation on performance of recirculating cooling ponds.
Author Thackston, Edward L.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., Washington,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/2-74-085; EPA-R-800613; EPA-16130-FDQ
Stock Number PB-238 903
OCLC Number 01189457
Subjects Cooling ponds--Climatic factors. ; Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc--Mathematical models. ; Heat--Transmission.
Additional Subjects Ponds ; Cooling water ; Heat transfer ; Thermal pollution ; Circulation ; Temperature ; Electric power plants ; Mathematical models ; Distribution(Property) ; Water pollution ; Cooling systems ; Performance ; Weather ; Recirculated water
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-085 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/11/2012
EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-085 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/22/2014
EKAM  TD427.H4T53 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 02/15/1997
ELBD RPS EPA 660-2-74-085 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/27/2017
ELDD  EPA-660/2-74-085 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 12/01/2000
ESBD  EPA-660-2-74-085 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/19/2017
NTIS  PB-238 903 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 239 pages illustrations 27 cm.
The energy budget approach to cooling ponds has been outlined and applied to closed cycle, recirculating cooling ponds. Monthly average weather data from 88 stations throughout the U.S. were used to calculate equilibrium temperatures, heat exchange coefficients, and the average temperature of various sized ponds receiving the effluent from a standard power plant of 1000-mw capacity, both for average and extreme weather conditions. The data for each station is shown on a separate chart, and the variation of these results across the U.S. is depicted by a series of 38 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 and other sized ponds. The maps disclose variations across the U.S., on a given date, of up to 55F in equilibrium temperature, up to 100% difference in heat exchange coefficients, and up to 50F difference in pond temperatures. Increase of pond temperature over equilibrium is greater in winter than in summer.
"Grant no. R-800613; Program element 1BAO32; ROAP 21AJH/Task 12." Includes bibliographical references (page 49).