Management of Power Plant Waste Heat in Cold Regions,
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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This report is divided into three principal parts and one concluding part. Part I examines the basic possible methods of waste heat disposal and the available heat sinks. Then it describes alternatives for waste heat utilization because waste heat is a large, free resource and because better utilization reduces the disposal problem. Part II evaluates the economic feasibility of the promising alternatives for waste heat utilization and selects the best choice for detailed analysis. Part III develops and evaluates a design for the city of Fairbanks based on the most promising concept. The design of a heat pump system using power plant cooling water to heat homes in Fairbanks, Alaska, shows that, compared with oil burning and electric resistance heating, waste heat disposal from the plant is reduced, air pollution is reduced and its control improved, overall energy needs are reduced, and opportunities for fuel substitution are increased.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Water Pollution and Control