Thermal pollution

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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.