NoSmoke wrote:It is a common mistake, and one the environmentalists often do when looking at a paper mill. They see all the STEAM coming off from the evaporation process and immediately consider it to be smoke and smog. I would look at the photo they were trying to depict as bad for the environment, and despite the acres of steam rising off the wet end of the paper mill, all I would see is a little wisp of white smoke rising from the boiler stack.
Move along environmental whackos...they is nothing to see here!
They make that mistake with any industrial facility including coal plants which use wet scrubbers to clean the gases.
One of my most memorable moments debating this was some guy posting an image of cooling towers which emit nothing but water vapor and he made the comment "those aren't clouds"... Umm yes they are.