HW#3.pdf - HW#3 EE444 F18 Student Gayatri Mhatre 1 Advantages and Disadvantages of(a Coal based power generation based on environmental factors and

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HW #3 EE444 - F18 Student : Gayatri Mhatre 1. Advantages and Disadvantages of : (a) Coal based power generation — based on environmental factors and production efficiency ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES 1 Abundant in nature Non-renewable and thus will be wiped out 2 Reliable and Cheap Burning releases Green House Gases and fly ash. 3 Energy produced is affordable Pitting of earth destroys land, causes trouble to native residents as they have to relocate settlements and wild life is disturbed as well. Excavation and processing leads to soil pollution 4 Transportation is easy and cheap Health of miners is at risk 5 Widespread, many coal reserves are present, each continent had them The resources are depleting at a fast rate due to excessive use 6 Share of 30% in present energy generation Production efficiency is 50% 7 Technology advanced for processing Generates millions of tons of waste 8 Job prospective is good in the power industry presently Impact on workers health, high tendency of unhealthy state of workers 9 Generation of electricity is independent of weather All year round coal mining and power generation dependent on it. 10 Low capital investment The damage done to environment is irreparable 11 Reduced dependence on oil Mining impacts on environment 12 Established industrial base Liquefaction and Gasification requires large amount of water
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(b) Natural-gas combined cycle generation — based on environmental factors and production efficiency
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