ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY IMPACTS OF COAL ENERGY TRANSSHIPMENT THROUGH RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION

This paper describes the environmental and energy impacts of long distance coal energy transshipment by electrified railroads as compared to diesel powered unit trains, water slurry pipelines, direct transmission and coal gasification. Air pollution potential, water consumption requirements, noise pollution impacts and energy consumption requirements are developed for coal transshipment from Wyoming to Texas by alternative coal transshipment modes. Electrified railroads provide centralized air pollutant generation from single point sources minimal water consumption requirements, and allow use of domestically available coal and nuclear power as energy sources.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Application Society for presentation at the 1975 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, San Francisco, Cal., April 13-16, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Cooper Jr, HBH
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-75-351-2-IA Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM