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Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128210376

Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants

1st Edition

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Editors: Can Ozgur Colpan Mehmet Ezan Onder Kizilkan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210376
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 256
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Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants guides researchers and engineers on the analysis and optimization of geothermal power plants through conventional and innovative methods. Coverage encompasses the fundamentals, thermodynamic analysis, and optimization of geothermal power plants. Advanced thermodynamic analysis tools such as exergy analysis, thermoeconomic analysis, and several thermodynamic optimization methods are covered in-depth for different configurations of geothermal power plants through case studies. Interdisciplinary research with relevant economic and environmental dimensions are addressed in many of the studies, along with optimization studies aimed at better efficiency, lower cost and lower environmental impact.

Key Features

  • Addresses the complexities of thermodynamic assessment in almost all operational plant configurations, including solar-geothermal and multi-generation power plants
  • Includes an exemplary range of case studies, from basic to integrated
  • Provides modern optimization methods, including entropy-based, exergoeconomic, artificial neural networks and multi-objective particle swarm
  • Covers environmental impact considerations and integration with renewable energy systems


Graduate and early career researchers in power engineering, particularly those working in thermodynamic optimization and on the development of next-generation geothermal power plants

Table of Contents

Basics of Geothermal Power Plants

1. Various cycle configurations for geothermal power plants

Diego Moya, Olusola Charles Akinsipe and Parasad Kaparaju

2. Global value chain and manufacturing analysis for geothermal power plant turbines

Sertaç Akar, Chad Augustine and Parthiv Kurup

3. CO2 emissions from geothermal power plants and state of art of technical solutions for CO2 reinjection

Joseph Bonafin and Arianna Bonzanini

4. Life cycle assessment of geothermal power plants

Lorenzo Tosti, Maria Laura Parisi and Riccardo Basosi

5. Social acceptance of geothermal power plants

Spyridon Karytsas and Olympia Polyzou

Thermodynamic Analysis of Geothermal Power Plants

6. Single and double flash cycles for geothermal power plants

Saeid Mohammadzadeh Bina and Hikari Fujii

7. Dry steam power plant

Muhammad Aziz and Firman Bagja Juangsa

8. Binary geothermal power plants

Yusuf Başoğul

9. Solar-geothermal power plants

Kosmas Kavadias, Panagiotis Alexopoulos and George Charis

10. Thermodynamic analysis of a transcritical CO2 geothermal power plant

Anil Erdogan, Onder Kizilkan, Mehmet Akif Ezan and Can Ö. Çolpan

11. Double-flash Enhanced Kalina-based Binary Geothermal Power Plants

Hadi Ghaebi

12. Combined cooling and power production from geothermal resources

Tahir Abdul Hussain Ratlamwala, Uzair Suria, Rao Hamza Jamil, Muhammad Mustafa Pardesi and Muhammad Ashar Jamal

13. Hydrogen production from geothermal power plants

Murat Öztürk

14. A Study on geothermal power plants with single and multiple flashing steps

Ibrahim Dincer

Optimization of Geothermal Power Plants

15. Multi-objective particle swarm optimization of geothermal power plants

Khurram Kamal, Tahir Abdul Hussain Ratlamwala, Afzal Sheikh, Sharjeel Ashraf Ansari and Muhammad Nouman Saleem

16. Artificial Neural Network-based optimization of geothermal power plants


17.  Multi-objective optimization of geothermal power plants

Shoaib Khanmohammadi and Farayi Musharavati

18. Optimization of geothermal power plants with MATLAB

WASHIMA TASNIN and Lalit Chandra Saikia

19. Exergoeconomic optimization of binary geothermal power plants



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About the Editors

Can Ozgur Colpan

Can Ozgur Colpan is an full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. His research areas are organic Rankine cycles, heat exchanger design and modelling, thermodynamic modelling of integrated energy systems and renewable energy systems (including geothermal power plants), multiphysics modelling of fuel cells, and manufacturing and characterisation of fuel cells.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Mehmet Ezan

Mehmet Akif Ezan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. His main research interests cover thermal energy storage systems, natural-convection-driven melting/solidification processes, development, and characterization of phase change materials and photovoltaic/thermal system.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

Onder Kizilkan

Onder Kizilkan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey in 2008. After a sixteen-year experience at Suleymen Demirel University including research assistantship, he was promoted as full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Isparta University of Applied Sciences in 2019. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Energy Conversion Research Center at Doshisha University in Japan, focusing on solar assisted supercritical ORC technology. He has also worked as visiting associated professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada for one year in 2011. Dr. Kizilkan’s research interests are energy and exergy analyses of thermal systems, solar energy, energy storage systems and refrigeration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

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