Difference between revisions of "Thermal pollution"

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Generally, the [[discharge]] of water heated by industrial processes into natural  water bodies.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Also, the &ldquo;waste heat&rdquo; generated by industrial processes, such as those associated with petrochemical  facilities, coke ovens, and flares, that result in large &ldquo;plumes&rdquo; of heated [[ambient air]]  released into the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">Generally, the [[discharge]] of water heated by industrial processes into natural  water bodies.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Also, the "waste heat" generated by industrial processes, such as those associated with petrochemical  facilities, coke ovens, and flares, that result in large "plumes" of heated [[ambient air]]  released into the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:18, 20 February 2012



thermal pollution

Generally, the discharge of water heated by industrial processes into natural water bodies.

Also, the "waste heat" generated by industrial processes, such as those associated with petrochemical facilities, coke ovens, and flares, that result in large "plumes" of heated ambient air released into the atmosphere.