Essays Tagged: "power plants"

Essay on the environment: looks specifically at deforestation issues and how to remedy the situation

e Rainforests with certain negative environmental effects.Paper also requires tremendous amounts of power and water to be produced that strain already overburdened power plants and water tables. By st ... t harm the environment. Deforestation, heavy water usage in already falling water tables, excessive power usage, and hazardous chemical processing all have unfavorable consequences on the environment. ...

(10 pages) 341 1 4.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Nuclear Power

Nuclear PowerProducing energy from a nuclear power plant is very complicated. The process of nuclear energy ... on of atoms, the release of energy from fission as heat, and the transfer of heat to electricity in power plants.The process of splitting the atom is called nuclear fission. Fission can take place in ... Uranium has 'gone critical'(Martindale, 794-195). This chain reaction is the basis for how nuclear power is made.The amount of the energy that is given off in nuclear fission is astronomical. To equa ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.6 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Computer Revolution

mute, make business transactions, purchase things, or do most things intheir daily routine, because power plants use computers to control the production ofelectricity.Computers have evolved extreme ra ... at the store,use most appliances in our homes, drive our cars, or even get electricity, because thepower commands use computers to control the flow electricity.In the future, computers will play an e ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Acid Rain Essay

implemented before this problem can be overcome.Acid rain is produced, when automobiles, smelters, power plants, and other industrial factories burn fossil fuels such as gasoline, coal, and fuel oils ... lution emissions from Canada and the U.S. are crossing into each others territory. For example coal-powered electric generating stations found in Midwestern U.S seem to be the cause of a severe acid r ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.0 Jan/1999

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain

acid is taken from the air and is deposited on the earth.Major industries, coal burning factories, power plants and automoble engines arethe main sources of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which ca ...

(6 pages) 63 0 2.7 Sep/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Should We Fix Acid Rain? What is acid rain and its causes? Should we fix it? By who and how should it be fixed?

ain is caused by the release of sulphur oxides. These are released when burning fossil fuels. Cars, power-plants, industries and burning coal and oil are the main contributories to the release of sulp ...

(4 pages) 130 3 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The cost of wars such as war with Iraq.

not considered a defense expenditure was airport security (2),security for public utilities such as power plants, including nuclear, water supply sources, communications and transportation infrastruct ...

(1 pages) 99 2 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

How air pollution can affect an individuals health and the causes of air pollution.

anites expands upon previous research showing that the dust released by cars and trucks, coal-fired power plants and factory smokestacks causes health risks for those living in many big cities and eve ...

(1 pages) 104 0 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Response to 2003 article by Eric Pianin "Bush Seeks to Ease Pollution Rules for Utilities". Very opinion oriented.

produce more energy, or make repairs, the would have to meet the new EPA emissions guidelines. Now, power plants are able to make repairs, without being taken to court under the Clean Air Act, and pla ... make repairs, without being taken to court under the Clean Air Act, and plans are on the slate for power plants to be able to upgrade, without adding expensive anti-pollution devices to reduce emissi ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Essay Title: Computer Revolution

ute, make business transactions, purchase things, or do most things in their daily routine, because power plants use computers to control the production of electricity.The most monumental change has b ...

(6 pages) 175 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Assess the sustainability of China's energy usage using examples...

from oil and hydroelectricity. By 1995 it ranked 2nd in the world for generated electricity with 12 power grids, 35 power plants of which 26 were thermal, 7 hydroelectric (largest being Gezhouba on th ... ntal safety concerns. The closure of coalmines is a positive step to reducing the number coal fired power plants; this leads to a greater use on cleaner fuels such as gas and oil to compensate the los ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Torsional vibration in marine propulsion

that occur and the means that today's technology has in order to overcome them. Marine prime mover power plants and propulsion powering arrangements will be analyzed from the scope of torsional vibra ... e a number of different prime mover engine systems that are used in ships. The three major types of power plants shown below and these will be analyzed in this article.*Marine Diesel engine plant*Mari ...

(10 pages) 45 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Analysis and Reaction regarding the Enron Case

ankruptcy occurred on December 2, where Enron had listed 24.7 billion dollars in assets.Enron owned power plants, water companies, gas distributors and other units involved in the delivery of services ... involved in the delivery of services to consumers and businesses. The Fall of Enron is about money, power, secrecy and a world of people with the highest connections from the Wall Street Journal to th ...

(6 pages) 111 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Articel Critique: Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change By Andrew C. Revkin

en he abandoned a pledge he made in his first presidential campaign to restrict carbon dioxide from power plants. The article testifies that Senator McCain has been trying to get a bill passed for thr ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

What Acid Rain is, And How It Harms Our Planet

Acid rain is a form of air pollution in which airborne acids produced by power plants and factories fall to Earth in the form of acidic rain. The acidic nature of this rain ... efficient light bulbs and better quality items. Another way to reduce air pollution is to use solar power.Sources1. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia2. " Preventing acid rain" Smith, Danny, 2000

(2 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain

ave discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil. Power plants use that coal and oil to produce the elec ... ronment because the energy used comes from fossil fuels which can lead to acid rain. An alternative power source can also be used in power plants and homes to reduce emissions. These alternatives are: ...

(10 pages) 45 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Title: A Change in Power Plants...

ity is the world's largest resource and essential humans consume in large amounts from thousands of power plants. Most daily activities use electronics plugged in from a direct source to a power plant ... , the world today consumes too much electricity with a growth rate of 1.6% each year (Hydroelectric Power) and creates pollution damaging the environment, leaving conservation last on its mind. Fossil ...

(10 pages) 101 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Is Nuclear Energy the Best Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Alternative sources of power are hydroelectrical power, solar power, wind power and nuclear power. Of these four alternativ ... three requires the cooperation of Mother Nature to generate electricity. The odd one out is nuclear power, which is independent of the environment to produce electricity. While all four alternatives h ... roduce electricity. While all four alternatives have their own pro and cons, I believe that nuclear power is indeed the best alternative to fossil fuels.Hydroelectrical power plants harness the kineti ...

(4 pages) 122 1 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Acid Rain

almost as much sulfur dioxide as all of Western Europe combined. Japan is the only country in which power plants are required to reduce nitrogen oxide by at least 75%, but the U.S. also has new pollut ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Human and Environment

st, odor, smoke, or vapor. There are Varity of sources that causes air pollution that can form from power plants, incinerators, industrial operations, motor vehicles. All these sources affects all the ...

(1 pages) 17 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing