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Which fuel is used in thermal power plant? What are the problems associated with this type of power generation?
Coal is used in thermal power plant. Problems associated with this type of power generation are:
- Air pollution caused due to burning of coal: Burning of coal emits gases like carbon dioxide, sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide which are harmful to living beings
- Release of soot particles in the environment: Along with the gases released due to burning of coal, soot particles are released in the environment which can cause fatal respiratory problems.
- Coal is non-renewable source of energy. So, this method of power generation will put a limit on the availability of coal in future.
Concept: Heat Energy (Thermal Energy)
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