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

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2012 - Science - 600 pages
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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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Contents

1 Resource Identification and Development
1
2 Geothermal Power Generating Systems
79
3 Geothermal Power Plant Case Studies
247
Appendices
507
Index
579
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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

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