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Geothermal Power Plants

Geothermal Power Plants Book
Author : Ronald DiPippo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-04-08
ISBN : 0080554768
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ron DiPippo, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a world-regarded geothermal expert. This single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation from fundamental scientific and engineering principles. The thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power plants is at the heart of the book and readers are clearly guided on the process of designing and analysing the key types of geothermal energy conversion systems. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. An important new chapter covers Environmental Impact and Abatement Technologies, including gaseous and solid emissions; water, noise and thermal pollutions; land usage; disturbance of natural hydrothermal manifestations, habitats and vegetation; minimisation of CO2 emissions and environmental impact assessment. The book is illustrated with over 240 photographs and drawings. Nine chapters include practice problems, with solutions, which enable the book to be used as a course text. Also includes a definitive worldwide compilation of every geothermal power plant that has operated, unit by unit, plus a concise primer on the applicable thermodynamics. * Engineering principles are at the heart of the book, with complete coverage of the thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power systems * Practical applications are backed up by an extensive selection of case studies that show how geothermal energy conversion systems have been designed, applied and exploited in practice * World renowned geothermal expert DiPippo has including a new chapter on Environmental Impact and Abatement Technology in this new edition

Hybrid Cooling for Geothermal Power Plants

Hybrid Cooling for Geothermal Power Plants Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many binary-cycle geothermal plants use air as the heat rejection medium. Usually this is accomplished by using an air-cooled condenser (ACC) system to condense the vapor of the working fluid in the cycle. Many air-cooled plants suffer a loss of production capacity of up to 50% during times of high ambient temperatures. Use of limited amounts of water to supplement the performance of ACCs is investigated. Deluge cooling is found to be one of the least-cost options. Limiting the use of water in such an application to less than one thousand operating hours per year can boost plant output during critical high-demand periods while minimizing water use in binary-cycle geothermal power plants.

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants Book
Author : Can Ozgur Colpan,Mehmet Akif Ezan,Onder Kizilkan
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN : 9780128210376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants guides researchers and engineers on the analysis and optimization of geothermal power plants through conventional and innovative methods. Coverage encompasses the fundamentals, thermodynamic analysis, and optimization of geothermal power plants. Advanced thermodynamic analysis tools such as exergy analysis, thermoeconomic analysis, and several thermodynamic optimization methods are covered in depth for different configurations of geothermal power plants through case studies. Interdisciplinary research with relevant economic and environmental dimensions are addressed in many of the studies. Multi-objective optimization studies aiming at better efficiency, lower cost, and lower environmental impact are also discussed in this book. Addresses the complexities of thermodynamic assessment in almost all operational plant configurations, including solar-geothermal and multi-generation power plants Supported by an exemplary range of case studies, from basic to integrated Provides modern optimization methods including entropy-based, exergoeconomic, artificial neural networks and multi-objective particle swarm Covers environmental impact considerations and integration with renewable energy systems

Advanced Concept Value Analysis for Geothermal Power Plants

Advanced Concept Value Analysis for Geothermal Power Plants Book
Author : O. J. Demuth,J. F. Whitbeck
Publisher :
Release : 1982
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A simplified screening method was developed for providing the preliminary economic assessment of advanced concepts to be used for achieving improved utilization of hydrothermal resources. The method was applied to evaluate the effect on cost of electricity of a number of plant improvements and/or modifications. Phase I evaluations, presented in this initial report, pertain to concepts for which cycle performance analyses had been completed previously, and include economic evaluations of regenerative preheating, use of working fluid mixtures, floating power, expansion of turbine flow through the moisture region, direct-contact heating, effect of maintaining a geofluid outlet temperature sufficient to avoid silica precipitation, and effects of several significant capital cost changes. These evaluations were made assuming a 360°F liquid-dominated resource. The results indicate that use of a turbine exhaust recuperator, a counter-flow condenser, and a 0.96 isobutane/0.04 heptane working fluid can reduce the cost of electricity by more than 13 percent, relative to a reference plant which corresponds approximately to the 50MW Heber Plant in Imperial Valley, California (when the geofluid outlet temperature is maintained at 160°F). A turbine expansion process in which the equilibrium states pass through the moisture region could potentially increase the plant performance and reduce the cost of electricity by an additional five or six percent. Evaluation of direct-contact heaters suggests that with very optimistic assumptions, relatively small reductions in cost of electricity (well under five percent) should be expected, at best, through their use if resource chemistry permits moderate cost tubing materials (such as AL-29-4) to be used in shell-and-tube heaters. Generally, modest increments in plant output, at the same geofluid flow, provide more significant impacts on cost of power than substantial changes in capital cost of major plant components. Accordingly, for resources containing sufficient dissolved solids to result in unacceptable heat-exchanger tubing corrosion and/or fouling, use of direct-contact heat exchangers, even though accompanied by additional plant components for working fluid recovery, can be expected to result in a relatively small impact on cost of power.

Geothermal Power Generation

Geothermal Power Generation Book
Author : Ron DiPippo
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-05-25
ISBN : 0081003447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geothermal Power Generation: Developments and Innovation provides an update to the advanced energy technologies that are urgently required to meet the challenges of economic development, climate change mitigation, and energy security. As geothermal resources are considered renewable and can be used to generate baseload electricity while producing very low levels of greenhouse gas emissions, they can play a key role in future energy needs. This book, edited by a highly respected expert, provides a comprehensive overview of the major aspects of geothermal power production. The chapters, contributed by specialists in their respective areas, cover resource discovery, resource characterization, energy conversion systems, and design and economic considerations. The final section provides a range of fascinating case studies from across the world, ranging from Larderello to Indonesia. Users will find this to be an essential text for research and development professionals and engineers in the geothermal energy industry, as well as postgraduate researchers in academia who are working on geothermal energy. Provides readers with a comprehensive and systematic overview of geothermal power generation Presents an update to the advanced energy technologies that are urgently required to meet the challenges of economic development, climate change mitigation, and energy security Edited by a world authority in the field, with chapters contributed by experts in their particular areas Includes comprehensive case studies from across the world, ranging from Larderello to Indonesia