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Environmentally Sensitive Operations

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the relationship between power plant unit efficiency and environmental impact
  • List some categories of environmental impact associated with power plants
  • Discuss the negative and positive effects of greenhouse gases
  • Identify the environmental effects of improper boiler combustion
  • Define the following terms as they apply to boiler combustion:
    • Greenhouse Gases
    • Incomplete Combustion
    • NOx
  • Describe methods of removing environmentally unfriendly substances from boiler flue gas

Available in English

60 Minutes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss a power plant's potential environmental impacts and describe methods to minimize them.