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Environmental Impact of Power Generation Editors: R E Hester, R M Harrison

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This book contains 150 pages.
Print publication date: 04 May 1999
Copyright year: 1999
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-250-0
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-077-4

About this book

In today's automated world, the need for economic generation of power is of vital importance. However, the industry is commonly perceived as being responsible for pollution of the atmosphere and contamination of land and water. The wide-ranging subjects addressed in this book will contribute to the public understanding of science in this important area. Encompassing areas as diverse as current performance standards and the use of nuclear fuel, Environmental Impact of Power Generation also includes an historical overview of electricity supply. The emotive issues of air pollution and the ecological effects of overhead power lines are tackled, along with energy efficiency and conservation. This book will be essential reading for students and practitioners in environmental science and engineering.

Author information

Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK