Environmental Economics

Comprehensive Standards: The Power Generation Case

This study presents an illustrative data base of material quantities and environmental effluents in the fuel cycles for alternative technologies of thermally generated power. The entire fuel cycle for each of ten alternative technologies is outlined for a representative power plant generating 1000 Mw of electrical power. The required utilization of material resources and the fuel-cycle material quantities are indicated on a flow sheet for each technology. The technologies considered are: 1) Light-Water Nuclear Reactor 2) Coal: Appalachian Bituminous and Northwestern Sub-bituminous 3) Residual Fuel Oil 4) Natural Gas 5) High-Sulfur Coal, with Coal Gasification and Sulfur Removal 6) High-Sulfur Coal, with SO2 Recovery by Wet-Limestone Scrubbing 7) Geothermal Steam 8) Breeded Fission Reactor 9) Solar Energy 10) Thermonuclear Fusion

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Ang, K.P.
    Cukor, Peter M.
    Pigford, Thomas H.
    Cantrell, Robert T.
    Keaton, Michael J.
    Mann, Bruce J.
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    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0187
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    Research Organization:

    Teknekron, Inc., Energy and Environmental Engineering DivisionAddress: 2118 Milvia Street
    City: Berkeley State: CA ZIP: 94704
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Research and Development, Office of Health and Ecological Effects
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
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