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kiloton

1. one thousand tons
2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT

kiloton

[′kil·ə‚tən]
(physics)
A unit used in specifying the yield of a fission or fusion bomb, equal to the explosive power of 1000 metric tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Abbreviated kt.
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Provincial differences are primarily due to variations in big emitters, defined by Environment Canada as facilities emitting 50 kilotonnes of C[O.
The new facility is scheduled to be operational by the end of the third quarter of 2012; located on the Roquette site in Cassano Spinola, Italy, it will have a capacity of about 10 kilotonnes.
The expansion to 18,154 kilotonnes a year would account for about 55 per cent of India's estimated petrochemicals demand in the year ending on March 2016, according to the report.
Concern over the limitations of the GBU-28 led to the fielding in 1997 of the 540-kg B61 Mod 11 nuclear penetrator, with a reported yield of 340 kilotonnes.
CARBON EMISSIONS Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the West Midlands totalled nearly 42,700 kilotonnes (kt) in 2008, around eight per cent of the UK total.
We are estimating this could have the effect of adding no kilotonnes of carbon a year in to the atmosphere," said Bose Falle, energy management leader for 2degrees, a consultancy working on global sustainability projects for the likes of Tesco.
LCUK will build a 200 kilotonnes per annum (KTPA) plant at the Wilton Site near Redcar, alongside its existing 150 KTPA PET Plant (M5), to be ready in the third quarter of 2013.
The Rossosh plant has an annual production capacity of some one million tonnes of ammonia, one million tonnes of NPK and 500 kilotonnes of ammonium nitrate.
The ongoing capex will increase the company's aluminium smelting capacity to around 1635 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) by 2014-15 from the current capacity of 500 ktpa.
In 2009 SAP announced its commitment to reduce the companyEoACAOs total carbon emissions to the year-2000 emissions level of approximately 275 kilotonnes by the year 2020.
8) Facilities with emissions greater than 50 kilotonnes C[O.
In the long run, the Company expects to pursue a number of growth options, including the completion of the Taishet and Boguchansky Aluminium Smelters in Russia with maximum capacity of 750 kilotonnes per annum and 588 kilotonnes per annum respectively.