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Activity 1. 2. 1 BY: MARTIN CABRERA
Is the energy source classified as nonrenewable, or inexhaustible? The resource that I'm researching is coal. This resource is a nonrenewable source.
How is the energy source made useable? How Coal turns into Electricity 1. Coal is burned, 2. Steam turns a turbine. 3. The turbine generates which produces steam. electricity. http: //lunar. thegamez. net/greene nergyimage/coal-energyresources/coal-cart-fossil-fuelnonrenewable-resources-miningenergy-900 x 816. jpg https: //encryptedtbn 3. gstatic. com/images? q=tbn: ANd 9 Gc. T e. EXg 9 a 0 Nbrc 6 zj. Zt 2 l 73 GB 2 gmar. HPGJDi. K 77 Bj. Gr. Sq. BAgab. Mj 4. Power lines carry the electricity to our homes.
What are the infrastructure requirements for utilizing this energy source? 1. Source of coal Ex: A mine 2. Transport, trucks, barges, and rail lines 3. Power plant to burn it, generator to make power 4. Power lines to move electricity where needed
What emerging technologies will make this energy source safer, more usable, more efficient, cleaner, etc? Once CO 2 has been captured, it must be sequestered, or permanently stored. Current options focus on such geological formations as oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams, and deep saline aquifers, all of which are geologically sealed and unlikely to allow injected CO 2 to escape. While these technologies are very promising, it still must be proven that large quantities of CO 2 can be stored effectively underground and monitored for long periods of time. The methods also must be acceptable to the public and regulatory agencies. Large-scale field trials of prototypes of coalfueled, near-zero-emissions power plants are needed to test the viability of several of these new clean coal technologies.
Sources: https: //answers. yahoo. com/question/index? qid=20110915204621 AAy. TS Pr http: //www. nap. edu/reports/energy/emerging. html