Planning Models with Alternative Cooling Systems

by S. Giray Velioglu, Instr. of Environmental Engrg.; Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey; formerly, Research Asst., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill.,
E. Downey Brill, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Inst. for Environmental Studies, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 141-156

Document Type: Journal Paper


Two approaches are presented for incorporating alternative cooling techologies into mathematical programming models for use in planning energy and water-resources systems. The first approach allows a constant water requirement per unit power output for each cooling alternative; simple linear relationships result, and they can easily be incorporated into any linear allocation-location model. This model is demonstrated for Illinois. The second approach allows the water requirement to vary for each of the different cooling alternatives. A nonlinear model is produced, and a practical separable-programming method is suggested for solving it. This method is demonstrated for a 14-county region in Illinois.

Subject Headings: Mathematical models | Hydro power | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Temperature effects | Computer programming | Energy consumption | Water resources | Hydrologic models | Illinois | United States

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