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Title: Geothermal power plants around the world. A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, draft of Chapter 10

Abstract

This report constitutes a consolidation and a condensation of several individual topical reports dealing with the geothermal electric power stations around the world. An introduction is given to various types of energy conversion systems for use with geothermal resouces. Power plant performance and operating factors are defined and discussed. Existing geothermal plants in the following countries are covered: China, El Salvador, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Turkey, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States. In each case, the geological setting is outlined, the geothermal fluid characteristics are given, the gathering system, energy conversion system, and fluid disposal method are described, and the environmental impact is discussed. In some cases the economics of power generation are also presented. Plans for future usage of geothermal energy are described for the above-mentioned countries and the following additional ones: the Azores (Portugal), Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Panama. Technical data is presented in twenty-two tables; forty-one figures, including eleven photographs, are also included to illustrate the text. A comprehensive list of references is provided for the reader who wishes to make an in-depth study of any of the topics mentioned.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth (USA); Brown Univ., Providence, RI (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6211550
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6211550
Report Number(s):
COO-4051-42
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-S-02-4051
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; REVIEWS; AZORES ISLANDS; CHILE; CHINA; COSTA RICA; EL SALVADOR; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FORECASTING; GEOLOGY; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; GEOTHERMAL FLUIDS; GUATEMALA; HONDURAS; ICELAND; INDONESIA; ITALY; JAPAN; KENYA; MEXICO; NEW ZEALAND; NICARAGUA; PANAMA; PHILIPPINES; TURKEY; USA; USSR; WASTE DISPOSAL; AFRICA; ASIA; AUSTRALASIA; CENTRAL AMERICA; CONVERSION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY CONVERSION; EUROPE; FLUIDS; LATIN AMERICA; MANAGEMENT; MIDDLE EAST; NORTH AMERICA; PORTUGAL; POWER PLANTS; SOUTH AMERICA; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

DiPippo, R. Geothermal power plants around the world. A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, draft of Chapter 10. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6211550.
DiPippo, R. Geothermal power plants around the world. A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, draft of Chapter 10. United States. doi:10.2172/6211550.
DiPippo, R. Thu . "Geothermal power plants around the world. A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, draft of Chapter 10". United States. doi:10.2172/6211550. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6211550.
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title = {Geothermal power plants around the world. A sourcebook on the production of electricity from geothermal energy, draft of Chapter 10},
author = {DiPippo, R.},
abstractNote = {This report constitutes a consolidation and a condensation of several individual topical reports dealing with the geothermal electric power stations around the world. An introduction is given to various types of energy conversion systems for use with geothermal resouces. Power plant performance and operating factors are defined and discussed. Existing geothermal plants in the following countries are covered: China, El Salvador, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Turkey, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States. In each case, the geological setting is outlined, the geothermal fluid characteristics are given, the gathering system, energy conversion system, and fluid disposal method are described, and the environmental impact is discussed. In some cases the economics of power generation are also presented. Plans for future usage of geothermal energy are described for the above-mentioned countries and the following additional ones: the Azores (Portugal), Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Panama. Technical data is presented in twenty-two tables; forty-one figures, including eleven photographs, are also included to illustrate the text. A comprehensive list of references is provided for the reader who wishes to make an in-depth study of any of the topics mentioned.},
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year = {1979},
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