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

  • 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

By: Ronald DiPippo(Author), Lucien Y Bronicki(Foreword By)

762 pages, ~200 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Nov 2015 | Edition: 4 | #233918 | ISBN-13: 9780081008799
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Hardback | May 2012 | Edition: 3 | #200149 | ISBN-13: 9780080982069
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About this book

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.

" [...] should not be missing in the best scientific libraries in the world [...] a work that every expert on geothermal energy, of any discipline, would be proud to count among those of his or her personal archive." – IGA News, Geothermal Power Plants, Fourth Edition

"This book covers everything professionals and students need to know about geothermal power plants, by someone you need to know it from."
– Raffaele Cataldi, Founder of the International Geothermal Association


Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Fourth Edition
What’s New in the Fourth Edition?
A Few Observations
A Newcomer’s Introduction to Geothermal Power Conversion
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Third Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Geology of Geothermal Regions
Chapter 2. Exploration Strategies and Techniques
Chapter 3. Geothermal Well Drilling
Chapter 4. Reservoir Engineering
Chapter 5. Single-Flash Steam Power Plants
Chapter 6. Double- and Triple-Flash Steam Power Plants
Chapter 7. Dry-Steam Power Plants
Chapter 8. Binary Cycle Power Plants
Chapter 9. Advanced Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems
Chapter 10. Exergy Analysis Applied to Geothermal Power Systems
Chapter 11. Larderello Dry-Steam Power Plants, Tuscany, Italy
Chapter 12. The Geysers Dry-Steam Power Plants, Sonoma and Lake Counties, California, USA
Chapter 13. Geothermal Power Plants of New Zealand
Chapter 14. Geothermal Power Plants of Indonesia
Chapter 15. Geothermal Power Plants in Central America and the Caribbean
Chapter 16. Geothermal Power Plants in Nevada, USA
Chapter 17. Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA
Chapter 18. Magmamax Binary Power Plant, East Mesa, Imperial Valley, California, USA
Chapter 19. Nesjavellir and Hellisheidi Plants, Iceland
Chapter 20. Raft River Plants, Idaho, USA
Chapter 21. Geothermal Power Plants in Turkey
Chapter 22. Enhanced Geothermal Systems—Projects and Plants
Chapter 23. Environmental Impact of Geothermal Power Plants

Appendix A. Worldwide State of Geothermal Power Plant Development as of December 2014
Appendix B. Units Conversions
Appendix C. Energy Equivalents
Appendix D. Elements of Thermodynamics
Appendix E. Answers to Selected Practice Problems
Appendix F. REFPROP Tutorial with Application to Geothermal Binary Cycles

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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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