Plasma Science and the Environment

Plasma Science and the Environment

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qWritten by some of the world's foremost experts, the articles in this book show how plasma science can be applied to environmental problems, including atmospheric sensing and modification, energy conservation, reduction of air pollution, and processing of ordinary and radioactive wastes. Atmospheric CFC's might be zapped with big lasers. Urban air pollution could be removed by large convection towers built in or near cities. And weapons-grade plutonium can be destroyed with specially designed particle accelerators. Some of the technologies described here are in use already, while others are in the prototype stage, or are speculative approaches deserving of further study.q qContentsq Written by some of the world's foremost experts, the articles in this book show how plasma science can be applied to environmental problems, including atmospheric sensing and modification, energy conservation, reduction of air pollution, and processing of ordinary and radioactive wastes. Atmospheric CFC's might be zapped with big lasers. Urban air pollution could be removed by large convection towers built in or near cities. And weapons-grade plutonium can be destroyed with specially designed particle accelerators. Some of the technologies described here are in use already, while others are in the prototype stage, or are speculative approaches deserving of further study.(al Schematic of the H1PAS Observatory showing the radiating beam and the affected region with various diagnostics. (Reprinted ... VLF. and ELF ranges, electron and ion energy analyzers, mass analyzers, and optical detectors periodicallyanbsp;...


Title:Plasma Science and the Environment
Author: Wallace Manheimer, Linda E. Sugiyama, Thomas H. Stix
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1996-11-14
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