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  • Reclaimed water could help power plants run more efficiently, study finds

    Illinois professor Ashlynn Stillwell found that, in the Chicago area, it would be more efficient to use reclaimed water instead of river water to cool thermoelectric power plants.

    Illinois professor Ashlynn Stillwell found that, in the Chicago area, it would be more efficient to use reclaimed water instead of river water to cool thermoelectric power plants.

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  • Editor’s notes:           

    To reach Ashlynn Stillwell, call 217-244-6507, email: ashlynn@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Implications of transitioning from de facto to engineered water reuse for power plant cooling” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05753