Geothermal Power Generation: Developments And Innovation

Hardcover | June 1, 2016

byRon Dipippo

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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

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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 whil...

Dr. Ron DiPippo is a world authority and consultant on Geothermal Power Plants. He is Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, former Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), a visiting Research Professor and Visiting Lecturer at Brown University in Providence, Massachusetts Inst...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:750 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081003374

ISBN - 13:9780081003374

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Geothermal Power Generation

L.Bronicki

Part I: Resource Exploration, Characterization and Evaluation

2. Geology of Geothermal Resources

W. Elders, J.Moore

3. Geophysics and Resource Conceptual Models in Geothermal Exploration and Development

W. Cumming

4. Hydro-geochemistry

J. Haizlip

5. Geothermal Well Drilling

L.Capuano

6. Characterization, Evaluation and Interpretation of Well Data

R. Horne

7. Reservoir Modeling and Simulation for Geothermal Resource Characterization and Evaluation

M. O Sullivan, J. O Sullivan

Part II: Energy Conversion Systems

8. Overview of Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems: Reservoir-Wells-Piping-Plant-Reinjection

R. DiPippo

9. Elements of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Applied to Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems

R. DiPippo

10. Flash Steam Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems: Single, Double, Triple Flash and Combined Cycle Plants

W. Harvey, K. Wallace

11. Direct Steam Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems: Dry Steam and Superheated Steam Plants

K. Phair

12. Total Flow and Other Systems Involving Two-Phase Expansion

I. Smith

13. Binary Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems: Basic Rankine, Dual Pressure and Dual-Fluid Cycles

G. Mines

14. Combined and Hybrid Geothermal Power Systems

R. DiPippo

Part III: Design and Economic Considerations

15. Waste Heat Rejection Methods in Geothermal Power Generation

A. Chiasson

16. Silica Scale Control in Geothermal Plants - Historical Perspective and Current Technology

P. Hirtz

17. Environmental Benefits and Challenges Associated with Geothermal Power Generation

A. De Jesus

18. Project Permitting, Finance and Economics for Geothermal Power Generation

M. Moore

Part IV: Case Studies

19. Larderello: 100 Years of Geothermal Power Plant Evolution in Italy

R. Parri, F. Lazzeri, R. Cataldi

20. Fifty-Five Years of Commercial Power Generation at The Geysers Geothermal Field, California: The Lessons Learned

S. Sanyal, S. Enedy

21. Indonesia: Vast Geothermal Potential, Modest but Growing Exploitation

S. Darma

22. New Zealand: A Geothermal Pioneer Expands Within a Competitive Electricity Marketplace

I. Thain

23. Central and South America: Significant but Constrained Potential for Geothermal Power Generation

P. Moya

24. Mexico: Thirty-Three Years of Production in the Loz Azufres Geothermal Field

L. Negrin, M. Lippmann

25. Enhanced Geothermal Systems: Review and Status of Research & Development

E. Huenges

26. Geothermal Energy in the Framework of International Environmental Law

E. Rodriguez A.