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2008

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McPherson, G.R., and Weltzin, J.F., 2008, Implications of peak oil for industrialized societies: Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v. 28, iss. 3, p. 187-191.

Summary

ABSTRACT: To help meet national energy demands, interest has been focused on the coal, oil shale, and uranium deposits of the Upper Colorado River Basin. Several energy output projections for the basin have been presented based upon water availability. Inherent in all these analyses are estimates as to the rate of water use in each energy development. New energy technologies are characterized by parameters extrapolated from small scale energy facilities. The data provide projected costs, conversion efficiencies, and material inputs and outputs. Alternative techniques for process cooling and solids handling provide variable rates of water use which affect other conversion parameters. Results from a mathematical model are used in analyzing [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0270-4676

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