Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact / Edition 2

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Overview

Key Features

• Engineering principles are at the heart of the book, which presents complete coverage of the thermodynamic basis for the efficient 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
• New material on environmental impact and abatement

Geothermal Power Plants covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation. Starting from fundamental scientific and engineering principles, it shows how to assess plant performance and guides readers on the optimal design of geothermal energy conversion systems. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants, which also provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience.
This revised and expanded second edition contains an important new chapter dealing with environmental impact, including gaseous and solid emissions; water, noise and thermal pollutions; land usage; disturbance of natural hydrothermal manifestations, habitats and vegetation; minimization of CO2 emissions; and environmental impact assessment. The book also includes a definitive worldwide compilation of geothermal power plants, unit by unit, and is supported by a concise primer on the applicable thermodynamics of geothermal energy conversion.

Ronald DiPippo, is a world-regarded geothermal expert. He is Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was former Associate Dean of Engineering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750686204
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 1.13 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald DiPippo is a world-regarded geothermal expert. He is Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was former Associate Dean of Engineering.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT: 1. Geology of Geothermal Regions; 2. Exploration Strategies and Techniques; 3. Geothermal Well Drilling; 4. Reservoir Engineering; PART TWO GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEMS: 5. Single-Flash Steam Power Plants. 6. Double-Flash Steam Power Plants; 7. Dry-Steam Power Plants. 8.Binary Cycle Power Plants. 9. Advanced Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems; 10. Exergy Analysis Applied to Geothermal Power Systems; PART THREE GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT CASE STUDIES: 11. Larderello Dry-Steam Power Plants, Tuscany, Italy; 12. The Geysers Dry-Steam Power Plants, Sonoma and Lake Counties, California, U.S.A. 13. Cerro Prieto Power Station, Baja California Norte, Mexico. 14. Hatchobaru Power Station, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. 15. Mutnovsky Flash-Steam Power Plant, Kamchakta Peninsula, Russia. 16. Miravalles Power Station, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. 17. Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA; 18. Magmamax Binary Power Plant, East Mesa, Imperial Valley California, USA; PART FOUR: 19. Environmental Impact and Abatement Technology

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