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-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. Cerro Prieto Power Station, Baja California Norte, Mexico. 14. Hatchobaru Power Station, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. 15. Mutnovsky Flash-Steam Power Plant, Kamchakta Peninsula, Russia. 16. Miravalles Power Station, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. 17. Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA; 18. Magmamax Binary Power Plant, East Mesa, Imperial Valley California, USA; PART FOUR: 19. Environmental Impact and Abatement Technology
Geothermal energy today meets the total electricity needs of some 60 million people worldwide and is rapidly developing. This books delivers understanding of the key priciples AND practices of this important energy technology.
Ronald DiPippo is a world-regarded geothermal expert. He is Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he was former Associate Dean of Engineering.