Environment and Technology in the Former U. S. S. R.: The Case of Acid Rain and Power Generation

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Examines power engineering, power generation, and atmospheric pollution in the former Soviet Union, considering consequences of acid rain emission for neighboring countries and technical and commercial factors which influence levels of pollution. After background on the power generation industry in the former USSR, solutions for reducing acid rain emission and improving power generation efficiency are explored, highlighting the potential for technology transfer from the West. Evaluates the volume and range of technology transfer, and looks at political, economic, and commercial factors affecting technological diffusion and future developments. For policy makers, international agencies, academics, and technical and commercial personnel with business interests in Russia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Author's Note
1 Introduction 1
2 Atmospheric Pollution in the Former USSR - Dimensions and Context 11
3 Fuels and Combustion 41
4 Combustion Processes 60
5 Power Generation in the Former USSR 101
6 Technology Transfer for Reduced Environmental Pollution in the Former USSR - the Roles of Western and Russian Companies 150
7 Political, Economic and Commercial Factors 189
8 Comments, Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Research 229
Index 249
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