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Research Letters in Ecology
Volume 2008, Article ID 236907, 4 pages
Research Letter

On Some New Indicators for the Energo-Ecological Assessment of Thermo-Power Plants Operation

1S.C. HERBING S.R.L., 9 Oţetari 9 Street, Sector 2, 020977 Bucharest, Romania
2Facultatea de Mecanică, Universitatea “Politehnica” din Timişoara, Blv. Mihai Viteazul 1, 300222 Timişoara, Romania

Received 5 March 2008; Accepted 11 April 2008

Academic Editor: Pavlos Kassomenos

Copyright © 2008 Mircea Cârdu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The authors offer a critical analysis of pollution indicators currently applied for the ecological assessment of the thermo power plant's operation. They forward new “energo-ecological” indicators to highlight both the qualitative aspect of polluting emissions and their quantitative aspect, by relating their concentration in the flue gases purged into the atmosphere to the energy produced during the same interval. The application of these indicators contributes to the attenuation of the global warming phenomenon and to the protection of the world's resources of fossil fuels.