Technology development for high-salinity geothermal resources

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An impulse turbine for Total Flow utilization of geothermal fluids was tested. Performance measurements verify the calculational model. The research goal of 70% engine efficiency remains credible. Addition of acid to the brine prevents scaling and precipitation at moderate costs. Corrosion and erosion of turbine materials for the Total Flow Process are not severe. (JB)

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Lundberg, A.W. August 5, 1977.

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An impulse turbine for Total Flow utilization of geothermal fluids was tested. Performance measurements verify the calculational model. The research goal of 70% engine efficiency remains credible. Addition of acid to the brine prevents scaling and precipitation at moderate costs. Corrosion and erosion of turbine materials for the Total Flow Process are not severe. (JB)

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Pages: 30

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Dep. NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.

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  • 20. annual AICHE meeting, New York, NY, USA, 13 Nov 1977

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  • Report No.: UCRL-79903
  • Report No.: CONF-771102-8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5202038
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056381

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Lundberg, A.W. Technology development for high-salinity geothermal resources, article, August 5, 1977; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056381/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.