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Main Title Beneficial uses of waste heat--an evaluation /
Author Garton, Ronald R., ; Christianso, Alden G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Christianson, Alden G.
CORP Author Pacific Northwest Water Lab., Corvallis, Oreg.
Publisher Pacific Northwest Water Laboratory,
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA-WQO-16130-FHJ; 10748; 16130-FHJ-09/70
Stock Number PB-201 724
OCLC Number 54523655
Subjects Thermal pollution of rivers, lakes, etc. ; Waste heat.
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Heat) ; ( Cooling water ; Utilization) ; Evaluation ; Aquaculture ; Ecology ; Economic analysis ; Thermal pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD MF PB 201 724 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/04/2004
NTIS  PB-201 724 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 6 pages ; 28 cm.
Discussed are a number of proposed beneficial uses of waste heat contained in power plant cooling water. Included are those for which the technical feasibility has been demonstrated in pilot programs and those which are, at best, imaginative ideas. Primary concern is with solving the environmental pollution problem. Seen from this standpoint, a beneficial use must help reduce the thermal pollution problem directly or must provide a profit to help off-set the cost of cooling devices. The use must not result in additional pollution such as that resulting from untreated organic wastes. Some uses, such as the culture of certain fishes, are now at the pilot program, or even commercial, stage. Other uses, such as for industrial processes, require additional research. Integrated systems planned to produce steam as well as electrical power have been successful in special situations. In nearly all cases additional information is needed on the overall economics of proposed methods. This is especially true where high quality heat is taken directly from the power plant steam cycle for another use. Only with a complete economic analysis, including cost of distribution and waste treatment, can the final decision be made as to whether a 'beneficial use' is truly beneficial in the long run. (Author)
"16130FHJ09/70." "[Paper] presented at: Conference on Beneficial Uses of Thermal Discharges, sponsored by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, New York, September 18, 1970." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.