Journal Journal of Mechanical Engineering – Problemy Mashynobuduvannia
Publisher A. Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems
National Academy of Science of Ukraine
ISSN 0131-2928 (Print), 2411-0779 (Online)
Issue Vol. 20, no. 1, 2017 (March)
Pages 69-77
Cited by J. of Mech. Eng., 2017, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 69-77



P. M. Kanilo, A. Podgorny Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems of NASU (2/10, Pozharsky St., Kharkiv, 61046, Ukraine), e-mail:

A. L. Shubenko, A. Podgorny Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems of NASU (2/10, Pozharsky St., Kharkiv, 61046, Ukraine)



It is noted that in the XXI century thermal power engineering as the fundamental basis of the world economy has been assigned historically important tasks for its further development, taking into account the finite reserves of oil and natural gas, the need for significant resource savings, a wider and more efficient use of alternative energy sources, as well as a significant reduction in environmental pollution by super toxicants. The article substantiates the conclusion that global warming is an anthropogenic-ecological reality associated with a sharp increase in the world’s population, as well as a significant increase in consumption levels and inefficient use of natural resources.


Keywords: thermal power engineering, energy carriers, fuel combustion, toxic agents, greenhouse gases, environment, global warming



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Received 01 February 2017

Published 30 March 2017