Steam turbines pros & cons?
What are some of Steam turbines pros and cons?
How do they help the enviorment?
How do they prevent smog, acid rain and global warming?
- gatorbaitLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
A steam turbine has no real effect on the environment.
What affects the environment is the way the steam that is sent to the turbine is produced.
If the steam is produced in a coal fired power plant with no pollution control equipment, it can add to a smog or acid rain problem in any area in which the plant is located.
If the steam turbine is located in a nuclear power plant the steam production method will not have a harmful effect on the environment.