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Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook by Ajay Kumar Debnath, Swapan Basu

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8. Demineralizing Plant’s Function and Description

Water is the system’s working fluid in any steam turbine generator plant set, be it coal-fired thermal, nuclear power, or combined-cycle. Besides that, water is indispensible for various applications such as condenser and equipment cooling, chemical dosing, ash disposal, service and potable water applications, etc. Each type of application demands that a different type of water be made available with the help of the proper type of treatment accomplished in a particular subsection or plant.
The primary source of water, popularly known as raw water, is drawn from a river, lake, or canal based on its availability and/or the geographical location of the plant. Applications vis-à-vis requirements for ...

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