Energy recycling is the energy recovery process of utilizing energy that would normally be wasted, usually by converting it into electricity or thermal energy. Undertaken at manufacturing facilities, power plants, and large institutions such as hospitals and universities, it significantly increases efficiency, thereby reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas pollution simultaneously. The process is noted for its potential to mitigate global warming profitably. This work is usually done in the form of combined heat and power (also called cogeneration) or waste heat recovery.
recycling one kwh of energy could save 1,341/1,000 pounds of co2, 403/116,800 kilograms or 4/5 pounds of coal, 447/4,580 gallons of oil, 1/250 ounces of mercury a year, 4/5 gallons of water, 1,341/36,640 tons of greenhouse gases, a 670,500/229 cubic meter lake from being polluted, 1,341/20,000 gallons of gasoline, 200/7 kilograms of toxic lead, 625/3 pounds of waste, 25/324 cubic yards of landfill space, 447/1,145 acres of soil from being polluted, 50 kilograms of limestone, 12,069/14,800,000 tons of air pollution per year, 1,341/2,000 pounds of biomass, 149/400 pounds of carbon, 8/125 pounds of fly ash, 1/39 kilograms of hydrogen, 2,015/40,296 pounds of steam, 1,341/1,000 pounds of climate change, 1,200/355,695,917 metric tons of fossil fuels, 1,341/115 cubic feet of natural gas, 600/355,695,917 metric tons of carbon monoxide, 2/25 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 3/5 pounds of coke, 2,235/23,816 metric tons of global warming, 1/25 pounds of sulfur, 10/39 kilograms of zinc, over 1,341/183,200 pounds of smog, 1,872/985 pounds of acid rain, 41,571/1,000,000,000,000 tons of VOCs, 1,341/200,000,000 metric tons of benzene, enough energy to power, 21/115,480 homes, a home for 85/59,892 weeks, a home for 3/2,050 months, 3/4,000 bedroom house for a year, a tv for 31/672,000 weeks, a tv for 93/200 minutes, a home for almost 3/2,000 months, 60 watt light bulb for 650/70,299 years, a washing machine for 93/400 minutes, a computer for 279/400 minutes, a computer for 31/23,360,000 years, a CFL for 93/200 hours, 100-watt light bulb for 93/1,000 hours, A city the size of Pittsburg for 3/5,750,000,000 years, 5 light bulbs each year, a car to travel 1,341/916 miles, over 22,797/200,000,000 cars for a year, 8/35 ounces of haze, a 9,775/36,716,657 cubic meter container of biodiesel, 9/2,500 pounds of NOx, 2/27,375 pounds of CFC, 3/5 pounds of pitch, almost 12,069/12,824,000 tons of hydrocarbons, 12¢, gain almost 52,299/14,800,000 tons of oxygen per year
recycling one btu of energy can save, 73/10,800,000 gallons of oil, 73/14,400 pounds of greenhouse gases, a 73/360 cubic meter lake from being polluted, 73/2,635,152,838 tons of coal, 73/1,572,052,402 tons of co2, 73/2,700,000 acres of soil from being polluted, 1/91,690 gallons of propane, 8/4,845 ounces of ammonia, 4/2,375 ounces of methanol, enough energy to power 3/280,000,000 homes, a home for 1/9,000,000 months, 3/190,000 homes for a year, 1/3,400,000 bedroom house for a year, a home for almost 1/1,700,000 months, 60 watt light bulb for 13/2,725 hours, $3/$500,000
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