The dispersion of multiple plumes from a large thermal generating station: M38-8/119E-PDF

"Energy forecasts for the world at large indicate that electric power consumption will at least quintuple by the year 2000. Projections also show that a substantial portion of the increase will be met by large thermal generating stations burning coal and oil, which may contribute heavily to atmospheric pollution. Unfortunately, processes presently available for controlling such pollution at the source have not received widespread acceptance, and until technological breakthroughs occur there is no alternative but to disperse large quantities of combustion products into the atmosphere by properly designed tall stacks. Such stacks effectively utilize the natural dispersion capacity of the atmosphere to assimilate pollution, reducing the ground-level pollutant concentrations. However, detailed information on the effect of atmospheric processes on the dispersion of pollutant plumes is still fragmentary and extensive research in this field is urgently required. Ore approach is to compare measured data with empirical equations. This is done in this paper for the case of multiple plumes from a 2400 MW(e) thermal generating station. The present data, which were obtained during two helicopter flights, relate emission source data, local meteorological measurements and SO2 distribution in the plume under the two atmospheric conditions which occured on August 25, 1969 and May 29, 1970"--Introd., p. [1]-2.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Mines Branch.
Title The dispersion of multiple plumes from a large thermal generating station
Series Title Reprint series ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Cover title. "Fuels Research Centre." "Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Eighth World Energy Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 28-July 2, 1972, Division 2, Paper 2.3-85." Historical publication digitized from print 2017 [by Natural Resources Canada].
Date 1972.
Number of Pages 8, [9] p. :
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  • M38-8/119E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300188
Subject Terms Electric power stations, Air pollution, Air quality, Weather