Geothermal Engineering, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 146148569X
  • ISBN-13: 9781461485698
  • DDC: 621.44
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book explains the engineering required to bring geothermal resources into use. The book covers specifically engineering aspects that are unique to geothermal engineering, such as measurements in wells and their interpretation, transport of near-boiling water through long pipelines, turbines driven by fluids other than steam, and project economics. The explanations are reinforced by drawing comparisons with other energy industries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Sources of Geothermal Heat.
3: Thermodynamics Background and the Properties of Water.
4: The Equations Governing Heat and Single-Phase Fluid Flow and Their Simplification for Particular Applications.
5: Geothermal Drilling and Well Design.
6: Well Measurements from Completion Tests to the First Discharge.
7: Phase-Change Phenomena and Two-Phase Flow.
8: The Discharging Well.
9: The Transient Response of Formations to Flow in a Well: Transient Pressure Well Testing.
10: Economic Issues Relating to Geothermal Energy Use.
11: The Power Station.
12: The Steamfield.
13: The Resource Development Plan.
14: Struggles Between Commercial Use and Conservation: Examples from New Zealand.
Appendix A: Saturation Properties of Water from the Triple Point to the Critical Point.
Appendix B: Compressibility of Water from 0 to 100 °C and 0–1,000 Bar.
Appendix C: The Boiling-Point-for-Depth Curve.