Now in its third 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 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.
Important new chapters cover Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems. New, international case studies provide practical, hands-on knowledge.
- Provides coverage of all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation from fundamental scientific and engineering principles
- International case studies from real plants provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience
- Includes pivotal updates on advances in Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems
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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. Hot Dry Rock/Enhanced Geothermal Systems/Deep Hydrothermal Systems 11. Exergy Analysis Applied to Geothermal Power Systems
PART THREE GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT CASE STUDIES 12. Larderello Dry-Steam Power Plants, Tuscany, Italy 13. The Geysers Dry-Steam Power Plants, Sonoma and Lake Counties, California, U.S.A. 14. Cerro Prieto Power Station, Baja California Norte, Mexico 15. Hatchobaru Power Station, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan 16. Mutnovsky Flash-Steam Power Plant, Kamchakta Peninsula, Russia 17. Miravalles Power Station, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica 18. Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA 19. Magmamax Binary Power Plant, East Mesa, Imperial Valley California, USA 20. Raft River Plants, Idaho, USA 21. Kizildere and Salavatli Plants, Turkey 22. Nesjavellir and Hellisheidi Plants, Iceland 23. Environmental Impact of Geothermal Power Plants
Ronald DiPippo is a world-recognized geothermal expert. He is the author of 98 technical publications and has taught as a visiting lecturer at M.I.T., Brown University, University of Nevada, Reno, and University of Akureyri, Iceland