Now in its 3e, 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 Systemsbetween the brine cooling curve and the working fluid heating/boiling curve these losses can be reduced. The dual-pressure cycle has a two-stage heating/boiling process that allows the two fluids to achieve a smaller average temperature difference than the one-stage ... A schematic of a dual-pressure plant is given in Fig.
|Title||:||Geothermal Power Plants|
|Publisher||:||Butterworth-Heinemann - 2012-05-29|