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An authoritative exposition of renewable geothermal power technology applied to a variety of resources of all temperatures and characteristics

Table of Contents

PART ONE RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT 1. Geology of Geothermal Regions 2. Exploration Strategies and Techniques 3. Geothermal Well Drilling 4. Reservoir Engineering

PART TWO GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEMS 5. Single-Flash Steam Power Plants 6. Double- and Triple-Flash Steam Power Plants 7. Dry-Steam Power Plants 8. Binary Cycle Power Plants 9. Advanced Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems 10. Exergy Analysis Applied to Geothermal Power Systems

PART THREE GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT CASE STUDIES 11. Larderello Dry-Steam Power Plants, Tuscany, Italy 12. The Geysers Dry-Steam Power Plants, Sonoma and Lake Counties, California, U.S.A. 13. Geothermal Power Plants of New Zealand 14. Geothermal Power Plants of Indonesia 15. Geothermal Power Plants of Latin America and the Caribbean 16. Geothermal Power Plants in Nevada, U.S.A. 17. Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA 18. Magmamax Binary Power Plant, East Mesa, Imperial Valley California, USA 19. Nesjavellir and Hellisheidi Plants, Iceland 20. Raft River Plants, Idaho, USA 21. Geothermal Power Plants in Turkey 22. Enhanced Geothermal Systems – Projects and Plants 23. Environmental Impact of Geothermal Power Plants Appendices

About the Author

Ronald DiPippo is a geothermal expert and renewable energy consultant.. He is also Chancellor Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States.


"...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

"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

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