Water use in steam cycle power plants is the focus of a new book edited by Dr. Carey King, an assistant director at the Energy Institute. Thermal Power Plant Cooling: Context and Engineering, published by ASME Press in New York, examines fundamental engineering issues surrounding water use for cooling in thermoelectric power plants, as well as the environmental and economic impacts of such water usage at a time of increasing human demands on fresh water and groundwater supplies. The book presents a broad discussion of integrated water and energy management systems, and serves as a reference for power plant owner/operators, water resource managers, energy and environmental regulators, and non-governmental organizations. Go here to purchase the book or browse its table of contents.
Under the leadership of Professor Eric van Oort, UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has launched three new hands‐on laboratories that will advance energy research and transform how students learn about oil and gas. As envisioned by Dr. van Oort, the labs will be a place where faculty and students in engineering and related disciplines can delve into the many challenges facing both onshore and offshore drilling operations. Read more.
- Law school to offer course on energy development and policy
- Business school launches new energy management program
- Researchers develop theory to more accurately estimate natural gas production from Barnett Shale wells
- Engineering professor advances groundbreaking methods for recycling water used in hydraulic fracturing
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