Waste and emissions from power plant operations © Siemens Stiftung 2017 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Waste and emissions from power plant operations

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Nearly all energy conversion processes are associated with undesirable emissions and waste. This medium explains what is understood as waste and emissions, what types there are, and what problems they cause.

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2018-07-13
It defines the terms “waste,” “emission,” and “pollutants” and briefly introduces the most important examples of each group. Their occurrence is explained and potential consequences for the environment are discussed.

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Find out whether waste and emissions of all forms of power generation are equally problematic. Why specifically are carbon dioxide emissions a major problem? Why is the problem not just a national issue?
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Biology; Chemistry; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Emission (environment); Energy; Environment (general); Pollution of the environment; Power generation; Radioactivity
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