Sustainable water consumption for cooling Callide B Power Station

by Chris R. Williams

Institution: Central Queensland University
Year: 0
Keywords: Process control.; Applied research.; 850601 Energy Services and Utilities.; 850603 Energy Systems Analysis.; 850699 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply not elsewhere classified.; 090407 Process Control and Simulation.; 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power); Power-plants; Electrical engineering; Water consumption.; Power-plants; Power station  – Cooling  – Sustainable water consumption  – Hybrid cooling
Record ID: 1060118
Full text PDF: http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/922060


This study has been completed to provide Callide B Power Station with the possible theoretical reduction in water use with minimum impact on station performance with the implementation of hybrid cooling. To achieve this, a number of models have been developed that take into account a wide variety of ambient conditions at full load and calculates the reduction in water consumption and change in station performance. Recommendations have been derived from this model in regards to the options available to Callide B Power Station to achieve a significant reduction in water consumption. The results show that a significant amount of water can be conserved with minimal impact on station performance. The conclusion drawn is that, though a significant reduction in water use with minimum effect on station performance is possible with hybrid cooling, it is not a financially viable option.