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Hydroelectric power and water. Basic information about hydroelectricity, USGS Water Science for Schools.

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Hydroelectric power and water. Basic information about hydroelectricity, USGS Water Science for Schools.

This article talked about hydroelectric power and how its used. It also talked about where its used and what some advantages of using hydroelectric power are. It says that hydropower represents 19 percent of total electricity production. Hydroelectric energy is the most widely used source of renewable energy.

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Industrial Cooling Systems, Industrial Cooling Towers and Chillers | Coolmation

Industrial Cooling Systems, Industrial Cooling Towers and Chillers | Coolmation | The Use of Water in Industry | Scoop.it

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This article talked about how some industrial cooling systems work and what their purpose is. It says that heat can be necessary to convert materials from one state to another, and cold water is used to cool of the heated materials. This is what water cooling systems are used for.

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Industrial Water Use, the USGS Water Science School

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Industrial water use in the United States. Basic information about Industrial water use, USGS Water Science for Schools.

This article talked about some ways that water is used in industry. This article says that water can be used for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling, or transporting a product. It also says that many industries supply their own water and that 83 percent of all industrial water withdrawals come from surface water.

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Hydroelectric Power Plant

Hydroelectric Power Plant | The Use of Water in Industry | Scoop.it

This plant that produces hydroelectric power is an example of how water is used in industry to generate electricity.

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Water is used in industry for various industrial processes, such as generating electricity, refining metals and paper, and cooling machinery.  Industrial uses of water are not as well-known as its uses in agriculture and households, but they play a vital role in our everyday life. 

 

Hydroelectric power plants are able to convert water into electricity.  In the United States, about one-half of all water use goes toward the generation of electricity.  Although not all of the water used in this process is returned back into the environment, it is one of the more environmentally-friendly methods of generating electricity.

 

The process of refining metals and paper is necessary in order to have these goods for our use.  In these processes, water is used to separe pure and impure material.  Anything that is not pure will be gotten rid of and what is left can be used for various other purposes.

 

Cooling machinery plays an important role in various methods of generating electricity and in places such as car enginesand computers.  Water an effective way of reducing heat because it is non-toxic, abundant, and inexpensive.

 

Although the use of water in industry is not recognized and appreciated as much as the more basic uses, these processes play a vital role in our industrial society.  Without them, we would not be as advanced in industry as we are today.

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Water Withdrawals

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This graph shows the amount of water withdrawn by industries and other sources in the year 2005

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Metal Refining

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The process of metal refining uses large amounts of water to separate precious metals out of impure substances.

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