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
Basics of Geothermal Power Plants 1. Various cycle configurations for geothermal power plants 2. Global value chain and manufacturing analysis for geothermal power plant turbines 3. CO2 emissions from geothermal power plants and state of art of technical solutions for CO2 reinjection 4. Life cycle assessment of geothermal power plants 5. Social acceptance of geothermal power plants
Thermodynamic Analysis of Geothermal Power Plants 6. Single and double flash cycles for geothermal power plants 7. Dry steam power plant 8. Binary geothermal power plants 9. Solar-geothermal power plants 10. Thermodynamic analysis of a transcritical CO2 geothermal power plant 11. Double-flash Enhanced Kalina-based Binary Geothermal Power Plants 12. Combined cooling and power production from geothermal resources 13. Hydrogen production from geothermal power plants 14. A Study on geothermal power plants with single and multiple flashing steps
Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants 15. Multi-objective particle swarm optimization of geothermal power plants 16. Artificial Neural Network-based optimization of geothermal power plants 17. Multi-objective optimization of geothermal power plants 18. Optimization of geothermal power plants with MATLAB 19. Exergoeconomic optimization of binary geothermal power plants
Can Ozgur Colpan is an full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. His research areas are organic Rankine cycles, heat exchanger design and modelling, thermodynamic modelling of integrated energy systems and renewable energy systems (including geothermal power plants), multiphysics modelling of fuel cells, and manufacturing and characterisation of fuel cells.
Ezan, Mehmet Akif
Mehmet Akif Ezan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. His main research interests cover thermal energy storage systems, natural-convection-driven melting/solidification processes, development, and characterization of phase change materials and photovoltaic/thermal system.
Onder Kizilkan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey in 2008. After a sixteen-year experience at Suleymen Demirel University including research assistantship, he was promoted as full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Isparta University of Applied Sciences in 2019. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Energy Conversion Research Center at Doshisha University in Japan, focusing on solar assisted supercritical ORC technology. He has also worked as visiting associated professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada for one year in 2011. Dr. Kizilkan's research interests are energy and exergy analyses of thermal systems, solar energy, energy storage systems and refrigeration.