Geothermal Power Plants Book

Geothermal Power Plants


  • Author : Ronald DiPippo
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9780750686204

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Geothermal Power Plants Book Description :

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

Geothermal Power Plants Book

Geothermal Power Plants


  • Author : Ronald DiPippo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-07-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 0080532535

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Geothermal Power Plants Book Description :

Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies is the latest book from Ron DiPippo, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It is a single resource on all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for electric power generation. Written in one voice by a respected authority in the field with twenty-five years of experience in geothermal research, teaching, and consulting, it is intended for those involved in any aspect of the geothermal industry. Grounded in fundamental scientific and engineering principles, its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of actual case studies from historic and present-day plants. The thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power plants is at the heart of the book. The Second Law is used extensively to assess the performance and guide the design of various types of geothermal energy conversion systems. The case studies included in the third part of the book are chosen from plants around the world, and increase the reader's understanding of the elements involved in gaining access to, and making use of, this important renewable energy resource. The book is illustrated with over 240 photographs and drawings, many in full color. Nine chapters include practice problems, with answers, for the reader to test his/her understanding of the material. A comprehensive and definitive worldwide compilation of every geothermal power plant that has ever operated, unit by unit, is given in detailed tables as an appendix. In another appendix, DiPippo offers a concise digest of applicable thermodynamics. * Unique and thoroughly up to date * Comprehensive and international in scope * Author of international repute

Geothermal Power Generation Book
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Geothermal Power Generation


  • Author : Ron DiPippo
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081003442

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Geothermal Power Generation Book Description :

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

Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia Book

Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia


  • Author : Jay H. Lehr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470894415

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Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia Book Description :

A comprehensive depository of all information relating to the scientific and technological aspects of Shale Gas and Alternative Energy Conveniently arranged by energy type including Shale Gas, Wind, Geothermal, Solar, and Hydropower Perfect first-stop reference for any scientist, engineer, or student looking for practical and applied energy information Emphasizes practical applications of existing technologies, from design and maintenance, to operating and troubleshooting of energy systems and equipment Features concise yet complete entries, making it easy for users to find the required information quickly, without the need to search through long articles

Advances in Geothermal Energy Book

Advances in Geothermal Energy


  • Author : Basel I. Ismail
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-01-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535122418

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Advances in Geothermal Energy Book Description :

Geothermal energy means the natural heat energy from the Earth. The geothermal resources of the Earth are huge and unlike other conventional and renewable energy sources, geothermal energy has unique features; namely, it is available, stable at all times throughout the year, independent of weather conditions, and has an inherent storage capability. Geothermal energy is also considered to be an environmentally friendly clean energy source that could significantly contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions. The utilization of geothermal energy is usually divided into the part used for electricity generation and the part used for heating applications. Due to its important utilization and future prospects, various interesting topics of research related to geothermal energy are covered in this book. This book is the result of contributions from several researchers and experts worldwide. It is hoped that the book will become a useful source of information and basis for extended research for researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners in the area of geothermal energy.

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants Book

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants


  • Author : Can Ozgur Colpan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231906

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Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants Book Description :

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, along with optimization studies aimed at better efficiency, lower cost and lower environmental impact. Addresses the complexities of thermodynamic assessment in almost all operational plant configurations, including solar-geothermal and multi-generation power plants Includes 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

Geothermal Power Plants Book

Geothermal Power Plants


  • Author : Ronald DiPippo
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-12-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002902

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Geothermal Power Plants Book Description :

Now in its 4th edition, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of global case studies from real plants and applications from around the world that increase your understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. Technical, economic and business aspects presented in case studies provide current and up-and-coming geothermal developers and entrepreneurs with a solid understanding of opportunities and pitfalls. Geothermal Power Plants, 4th Edition, presents state-of-the-art geothermal developments and experience of real applications for professionals, and a comprehensive reference for theory and practice. Important new and revised content on double- and triple-flash steam power plants, plant and well pumps, and biomass-geothermal and solar-geothermal hybrid systems New chapters on global case studies with comprehensive and up-to-date statistics, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Central America and the Caribbean, and the state of Nevada, USA, plus updated chapters on Larderello (Italy), The Geysers (USA), Turkey and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) make this useable and relevant for a global audience Revised and additional practice problems with emphasis on system simulation using electronic equations of state for working fluid properties. SI units are now used exclusively

Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation Book

Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation


  • Author : D. Chandrasekharam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134144389

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Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation Book Description :

In many developing countries the exponentially growing electricity demand can be covered by using locally available, sustainable low-enthalpy geothermal resources (80-150 °C). Such low-enthalpy sources can make electricity generation more independent from oil imports or from the over-dependence on hydropower. Until now this huge energy resource has only been used by some developed countries like the USA, Iceland and New Zealand. The reason why low-enthalpy geothermal resources are not used for electricity generation is that there is still a misconception that low-enthalpy thermal fluids are fit only for direct application. The advancement of drilling technology, development of efficient heat exchangers and deployment of high sensitive binary fluids contribute to the useful application of this energy resource on a much wider scale. This book focuses on all aspects of low enthalpy geothermal thermal fluids. It will be an important source book for all scientists working on geothermal energy development. Specifically those involved in research in developing countries rich in such thermal resources, and for agencies involved in bilateral and international cooperation.

Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems Book

Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems


  • Author : Andrew D. Chiasson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-07-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118961971

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Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems Book Description :

A unique approach to the study of geothermal energy systems This book takes a unique, holistic approach to the interdisciplinary study of geothermal energy systems, combining low, medium, and high temperature applications into a logical order. The emphasis is on the concept that all geothermal projects contain common elements of a "thermal energy reservoir" that must be properly designed and managed. The book is organized into four sections that examine geothermal systems: energy utilization from resource and site characterization; energy harnessing; energy conversion (heat pumps, direct uses, and heat engines); and energy distribution and uses. Examples are provided to highlight fundamental concepts, in addition to more complex system design and simulation. Key features: Companion website containing software tools for application of fundamental principles and solutions to real-world problems. Balance of theory, fundamental principles, and practical application. Interdisciplinary treatment of the subject matter. Geothermal Heat Pump & Heat Engine Systems: Theory and Practice is a unique textbook for Energy Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students as well as practicing engineers who are involved with low-enthalpy geothermal energy systems.