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Record 33 of 856
Engineering aspects of geothermal development with emphasis on the Imperial Valley of California
Author and Affiliation:
Goldsmith, M.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Abstract: This review was prepared in support of a geothermal planning activity of the County of Imperial. Engineering features of potential geothermal development are outlined. Acreage requirements for drilling and powerplants are estimated, as are the costs for wells, fluid transmission pipes, and generating stations. Rough scaling relationships are developed for cost factors as a function of reservoir temperature. Estimates are made for cooling water requirements, and possible sources of cooling water are discussed. Availability and suitability of agricultural wastewater for cooling are emphasized. The utility of geothermal resources for fresh water production in the Imperial Valley is considered.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1978
Document ID:
19780047833
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 78A31742
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: vol. 3; Apr. 197
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSF AER-75-08793
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 22p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; ENGINEERING; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; IMPERIAL VALLEY (CA); COOLING; COST ESTIMATES; DRILLING; ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; FLUID INJECTION; IRRIGATION; OFFSHORE ENERGY SOURCES; SALTON SEA (CA); WASTE WATER
Imprint And Other Notes: Energy (UK), vol. 3, Apr. 1978, p. 127-148.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 127-148
Availability Source: Other Sources
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