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Energy

(September 21–25, 2005)

Krzysztof Wojciechowski

Kacper

Chris Witzani

Brown Coal Power Plant

Bergheim-Niederaußem, Germany

September, 23rd, 2005, 18:41 MESZ

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Brown coal power plants are heat systems which work with steam and turbines: The hotter the steam comes into the turbine and the more cold it leaves, the more energy output you have.

In Bergheim-Niederaussem, near Cologne, this technology was perfected: burned coal dust boils water up to 580 degrees celsius. The giant turbine blades turn with 3.000 revolutions and are connected with a current generator. The largest cooling tower in the world provides for the appropriate cooling. The system could supply each fourth inhabitant of North Rhine-Westphalia with current.
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Nikon D70s, old Fisheye Sigma 16 mm, 1/100 sec. f8, Monopod, NA-IV panohead

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