Power Plants Use Rivers For Cooling, But Cause Stress To The Environment

RedOrbit: When thermoelectric power plants convert water to steam to turn large turbines and create energy, they’re left with plenty of what’s known as “waste heat.” This waste heat has to go somewhere and either flows up into the atmosphere or back into the rivers or ponds where these factories source their fresh water. To better understand where this waste heat goes and how it affects the environment, scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the City College of New York (CCNY) ran a pair......

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