Nuclear power station cooling towers

Nuclear power station cooling towers

C021/9417 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ELISABETH SCHNEIDER/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nuclear power station cooling towers. Access road and cooling towers for the Dampierre Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Cooling towers are used to dispose of waste heat from industrial processes. The waste energy is absorbed by water, which is sprayed into the cooling tower where it evaporates. Some of the water condenses and is reused, and some is lost as water vapour into the atmosphere. Located on the River Loire in Dampierre-en-Burly, France, this power station opened in 1980 and is operated by the EDF energy company. It has four pressurized water reactors (PWR), each capable of generating 890 megawatts of power. Photographed in January 2012.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2012, 21st century, adult, building, caucasian, clouds, condensing, cooling tower, cooling towers, dampierre, dampierre npp, dampierre nuclear power plant, dampierre nuclear power station, dampierre-en-burly, edf, electricity cables, europe, european, france, french, human, industrial, industry, january, loire, loiret, male, man, nuclear power, one person, people, person, power station, pressurized water reactors, pwr, road, steam cloud, technological, technology, walking, waste energy, water vapour, white, worker, working

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.