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- Engineering : The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- Chemical engineering : The field of engineering that deals with industrial and natural processes involving the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into forms useful for mankind, economically and safely without compromising the environment
- Electrical engineering : The branch of engineering that deals primarily with electricity and electromagnetism.
- Electrical power plant : An umbrella term for facilities to generate electric power, usually on an industrial scale.
- Coal-fired power plant : A generic term for several kinds of industrial plants which produce electricity by burning coal.
- Coal : A carbon-containing rock formed by the effect of bacteria, heat and pressure on the debris from the decay of ferns, vines, trees and other plants which flourished in swamps millions of years ago.
- Combustion : A sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat or both heat and light in the form of either a glow or flames.
- Air preheater : A general term to describe any device designed to preheat the combustion air used in a fuel-burning furnace for the purpose of increasing the thermal efficiency of the furnace.
- Condensate polishing : An ion exchange process used to purify the steam condensate produced in high-pressure steam generation facilities such as those in large thermal power plants.
- Deaerator : A device used for the removal of air and other dissolved gases from the feedwater to steam generating boilers.
- Flue gas desulfurization : The technology for removing sulfur dioxide from the flue gases resulting from the combustion of coal or fuel oil in power plant steam generators or other large combustion sources.
- Flue gas stack : A vertical pipe, channel or chimney (also referred to as a smokestack) through which combustion product gases (flue gases) are exhausted to the atmosphere. Includes the draft (draught) effect of hot gases flowing through tall stacks (chimneys).
- Industrial cooling tower : Heat rejection systems used primarily to provide circulating cooling water in large industrial facilities.
- NOx : NOx is a generic term for the mono-nitrogen oxides NO and NO2 (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide)
- Power (physics) : Rate of producing or consuming energy; SI unit: watt = joule/second.
- Steam : The vapor (or gaseous) phase of water (H2O).
- Steam generator : A device that uses a heat source to boil liquid water and convert it into its vapor phase, referred to as steam.
- Steam turbine : Add brief definition or description
- Surface condenser : A water-cooled shell and tube heat exchanger for condensing the exhaust steam from large steam turbines.
- Water : A chemical compound with one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms (H20). It is often in a liquid form and makes up the bulk of the oceans, lakes, rivers and living organisms.
- Hydroelectric power : Electrical power derived from converting the energy in falling or flowing water into electricity. The falling or flowing water is directed through water turbines which spin electrical generators that produce electricity.
- Integrated gasification combined cycle power plant (also known as IGCC power plant) : A non-conventional coal-fired power plant in which the coal is gasified to produce a synthetic gas which is then burned in a gas turbine that drives an electrical generator, while steam is produced by recovering heat from the gas turbine exhaust, and used to drive another electrical generator.
- Fluidized bed combustion power plant (also known as FBC plant) : A non-conventional coal-fired power plant in which the coal is burned in a fluidized bed and steam is produced by heating and vaporizing feedwater flowing through tubes in and above the fluidized bed; the steam is used to drive an electrical generator.
- Oxygen firing power plant (also known as Oxy firing plant) : An electrical power plant similar to a conventional coal-fired power plant but with oxygen instead of air being used for the combustion of the coal.
- Nuclear power : The energy produced from controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions. Commercial nuclear power plants currently use the heat energy derived from nuclear fission reactions to generate steam, which in turn is used to generate electricity or other energy.
- Wind power : The conversion of air movement (wind) into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to generate electricity, wind mills for mechanical power and wind pumps for pumping water.
- Solar power : Energy sources based directly on the sun's electromagnetic radiation.
- Geothermal power : Energy extraction from the heat stored beneath the Earth's surface which can be used directly for space and other heating or for generating electricity.