Power plant reject heat utilization: an assessment of the potential for wide-scale implementation

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An assessment of the relative economic and heat utilization merits of plant reject heat utilization systems was made in an effort to indicate those technologies that show the greatest potential for wide-scale implementation in the power generating industry. The heat utilization systems were designed to accommodate the yearly cooling needs of a 1000-MW(e) power plant. Thus, for the purposes of this study, it was assumed that these systems replaced the cooling tower as the primary condenser cooling water heat dissipation system. Implementation potential and user incentive considerations were used in assessing the technologies. Assessment of the implementation potential included economic, ... continued below

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Olszewski, M. December 1, 1977.

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An assessment of the relative economic and heat utilization merits of plant reject heat utilization systems was made in an effort to indicate those technologies that show the greatest potential for wide-scale implementation in the power generating industry. The heat utilization systems were designed to accommodate the yearly cooling needs of a 1000-MW(e) power plant. Thus, for the purposes of this study, it was assumed that these systems replaced the cooling tower as the primary condenser cooling water heat dissipation system. Implementation potential and user incentive considerations were used in assessing the technologies. Assessment of the implementation potential included economic, marketing, and power plant performance criteria. The user incentive assessment essentially viewed the use of reject heat from the user's perspective. Heat costs and performance characteristics of the heat utilization system were the criteria used in this assessment. The two analyses were combined in the overall assessment. The overall assessment indicated that extensive pond aquaculture offered the greatest potential for wide-scale implementation. This was followed by animal rearing, algal pond, greenhouse, intensive aquaculture and undersoil heating systems. Based on this assessment, it is recommended that extensive pond aquaculture should receive top research priority. Animal rearing, algal pond and greenhouse research should also be vigorously pursued. It appears that intensive aquaculture can be investigated in certain locations but undersoil heating should not be pursued.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A05/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-5841
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5164559 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5164559
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058907

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Olszewski, M. Power plant reject heat utilization: an assessment of the potential for wide-scale implementation, report, December 1, 1977; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058907/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.