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Addendum to sources of powerplant cooling water in the desert area of southern California

Addendum to sources of powerplant cooling water in the desert area of southern California

reconnaissance study

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groundwater -- California

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    Other titlesSources of powerplant cooling water in the desert area of southern California
    Statementby J.H. Koehler and M.J. Mallory ; prepared in cooperation with the California Department of Water Resources
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 81-527, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 81-527
    ContributionsMallory, Michael J, California. Dept. of Water Resources, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13605133M

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    Cooling Water Just as water vapor condenses on a cool drinking glass on a warm day, a power plant's condenser uses a cool surface to condense the steam from the turbine. This cool surface is provided by cooling water pumped from a nearby water supply such as a river, lake or ocean.   Climate change isn’t new. The earth’s organisms have faced the “cope, adapt, or die” paradigm presented by changing climatic conditions since the inception of life on earth more than 3 billion years ago.. Some species already live in extreme conditions (a topic I covered in my last blog post) – at the earth’s freezing poles in the dead of winter, at the apex of tropical mountain.

      Finding Alternative Water Sources for Power Plants with Google Earth. Only flows above 1, gallons per minute, which represents about 20 percent of the cooling tower requirement for a megawatt power plant, have been included in the AWSIS database. And to provide the best possible information, AWSIS will be updated as new. Power plants use more water than all other industries combined, primarily for cooling systems but also for controlling pollution from smokestacks and disposing of toxic coal ash.


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