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Unformatted text preview: Power Plant Comparisons By Dr. Tom English UC San Diego April 6, 2011, noon Room 107, Solis Hall ACADEMIC DEGREES BS Physics MS Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Post Doc. MS Environmental Engineering Which is Better ? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Wood Coal Petroleum Natural Gas Nuclear Hydro Extracted from http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/eh/frame.html US Energy Sources 1800 - 2000 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 World Electrical Power Capacity, GW 33% Growth in 10 Years Air Pollutants Solid Waste Power & Energy Produced Water Pollutants Cost Fuel Jobs Land Used Water Other Characteristics Whats Important? Account for Getting The Fuel Dont Just Focus on What Comes Out Transport Mine Mine Process Power Plant Fuel Cycle Water Pollutants Solid Waste Air Pollutants M T Pr Po Account for building The Power Plant Dont Just Focus on What Comes Out X X X X X X Coal Nuclear Wind Solar Mine Process Transport Power Plant Coal Solar Nuclear Wind Comparison Flow Coal Solar Nuclear Wind Comparison Large coal fired plant takes about 1,000 acres Radiation from the stack is larger than that of a nuclear power plant The yearly fly ash takes up about 20 acres piled 25 ft high Coal Solar Nuclear Wind Comparison World's Biggest Solar Power Tower Abengoa Solar began commercial operation of a 20-megawatt solar power tower plant near Seville in late April, 2009. Called the PS20, the plant uses a field of 1,255 flat mirrors, or heliostats, to concentrate sunlight on a receiver April, 2009....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course BILD 18 taught by Professor Saier during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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