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Talcahuano

(tälkäwä`nō), city (1990 est. pop. 246,900), S central Chile, a port on the Pacific Ocean, part of the Greater Concepción conurbation. On the best harbor along the Chilean coast, Talcahuano is an important naval base. It has a large fishing industry, and fish are canned and exported. It also has extensive dry-dock facilities, metallurgical plants, and petroleum refineries, and it handles the exporting of the agricultural products of the interior. Anchored in Talcahuano's harbor is the Peruvian warship Huascar, whose capture decisively established Chilean naval supremacy during the War of the Pacific (1879). The 2010 earthquake caused widespread destruction in the city, and the accompanying tsunami damaged the port facilities and fishing industry.

Talcahuano

 

a city in Chile, in Concepción Province. It has an airport. Population, 139,000 (1972). Talcahuano is a port on the Pacific, mainly for imports. It has machine-building, food-processing, and petrochemical industries. It is also a fishing center. Huachipato, near Talcahuano, has the only major ferrous metallurgy plant in Chile.

Talcahuano

a port in S central Chile, near Concepción on an inlet of the Pacific: oil refinery. Pop.: 251 000 (2005 est.)
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Statistical analyses included one-way ANOVA tests for volume differences among eggs spawned in three subperiods during the spawning season (initial, middle, and final) in Valparaiso and Talcahuano (1996 97).
To evaluate the relationship between egg size and larval length at hatching, live eggs from ichthyoplankton samples from the field in August 2000 were transported to the laboratory and reared at the normal mixed-layer temperature off Antofagasta and Talcahuano (15[degrees]C and 12[degrees]C, respectively) (Escribano et al.
From late June through January the mean volume decreased by about 20% in Valparaiso and by about 10% in Talcahuano (ANOVA, P<0.
At Iquique (20[degrees]S), the mean egg volume was 21% smaller than at Antofagasta (23[degrees]S), 49% smaller than at Valparaiso (33[degrees]S), and 56% smaller than the eggs from Talcahuano (36[degrees]S), the southernmost location (Table 2).
Furthermore, the yolksac volume in the recently hatched larvae in Talcahuano (0.
In the Talcahuano area, strong fluctuations in the hydrographic regime occur during winter as strong north wind storms alternate with short periods of south winds, and also because of the increased river flow to the coastal zone (Castro et al.
We are also privileged to be associated with I&CSK, the leading Chilean construction company, in this undertaking to provide a reliable supply of hydrogen to Petrox at its refinery in Talcahuano.
The plant will be owned and operated by the Foster Wheeler-BOC joint venture company, Compania de Hidrogeno de Talcahuano Limitada.
9% pure hydrogen from the plant will serve the requirements of the hydrocracking unit that Petrox has built at its Talcahuano refinery.
According to Seifi Ghasemi, president of BOC Gases-Americas, the Talcahuano hydrogen plant is the first privately-owned plant of its kind in Chile.
9% pure hydrogen from the plant will serve the requirements of a hydrocracking unit Petrox has under construction at its Talcahuano refinery.