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Title: OUT Success Stories: Chemical Treatments for Geothermal Brines

Abstract

DOE research helped develop the large, untapped geothermal resource beneath the Salton Sea in California's Imperial Valley. The very hot brines under high pressure make them excellent for electric power production. The brines are very corrosive and contain high concentrations of dissolved silica. DOE worked with San Diego Gas and Electric Company to find a solution to the silica-scaling problem. This innovative brine treatment eliminated scaling and made possible the development of the Salton Sea geothermal resource.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14529
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-330-23691; DOE/GO-10098-481
TRN: US200308%%183
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-98GO10337
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00014529; PBD: 8 Oct 1998; PBD: 31 Aug 2000; PBD: 31 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BRINES; ELECTRIC POWER; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; IMPERIAL VALLEY; PRODUCTION; SALTON SEA; SILICA; CARBON DIOXIDE; EMISSION; Geothermal Legacy; GEOTHERMAL; GEOTHERMAL BRINES; CRYSTALLIZER/CLARIFIER PROCESS; SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY; ELECTRICITY; ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; SILICA-SCALING; CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

Citation Formats

Burr, R. OUT Success Stories: Chemical Treatments for Geothermal Brines. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Burr, R. OUT Success Stories: Chemical Treatments for Geothermal Brines. United States.
Burr, R. Thu . "OUT Success Stories: Chemical Treatments for Geothermal Brines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14529.
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