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Environmental impact of power generation.
imprint
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, c1999.
description
xiii, 135 p. : ill.
ISBN
0854042504
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imprint
Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, c1999.
isbn
0854042504
catalogue key
3082628
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
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Starting with an overview of power generation, this book covers topics as diverse as the design and siting of power stations, air quality, electromagnetic fields and the economical effects of power generation.
Description for Reader
In today's automated world, the need for economic generation of power is of vital importance. However, the industry is commonly perceived as being responsible for pollution of the atmosphere and contamination of land and water. The wide-ranging subjects addressed in this book will contribute to the public understanding of science in this important area.Encompassing areas as diverse as current performance standards and the use of nuclear fuel, Environmental Impact of Power Generation also includes an historical overview of electricity supply. The emotive issues of air pollution and the ecological effects of overhead power lines are tackled, along with energy efficiency and conservation.This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in environmental science and engineering.
Main Description
In today's automated world, the need for economic generation of power is of vital importance. However, the industry is commonly perceived as being responsible for pollution of the atmosphere and contamination of land and water. The wide-ranging subjects addressed in this book will contribute to the public understanding of science in this important area. Encompassing areas as diverse as current performance standards and the use of nuclear fuel, Environmental Impact of Power Generation also includes an historical overview of electricity supply. The emotive issues of air pollution and the ecological effects of overhead power lines are tackled, along with energy efficiency and conservation. This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in environmental science and engineering.
Table of Contents
Historical Overviewp. 1
Impact of Power Generation on Air Qualityp. 21
Environmental Performance of the Liberalized UK Power Industryp. 43
BPEO Approaches to the Design and Siting of Power Stationsp. 61
Environmental Impact of the Nuclear Fuel Cyclep. 73
Electric and Magnetic Fields and Ecologyp. 97
Energy Efficiency and Conservationp. 113
Subject Indexp. 131
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