Assessment of geothermal development in the Imperial Valley of California. Volume 2. Environmental control technology

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Environmental control technologies are essential elements to be included in the overall design of Imperial Valley geothermal power systems. Environmental controls applicable to abatement of hydrogen sulfide emissions, cooling tower drift, noise, liquid and solid wastes, and induced subsidence and seismicity are assessed here. For optimum abatement of H{sub 2}S under a variety of plant operating conditions, removal of H{sub 2}S upstream of the steam turbine is recommended. The environmental impact of cooling tower drift will be closely tied to the quality of cooling water supplies. Conventional noise abatement procedures can be applied and no special research and development are ... continued below

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Morris, W. & Hill, J. (eds.) July 1, 1980.

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Environmental control technologies are essential elements to be included in the overall design of Imperial Valley geothermal power systems. Environmental controls applicable to abatement of hydrogen sulfide emissions, cooling tower drift, noise, liquid and solid wastes, and induced subsidence and seismicity are assessed here. For optimum abatement of H{sub 2}S under a variety of plant operating conditions, removal of H{sub 2}S upstream of the steam turbine is recommended. The environmental impact of cooling tower drift will be closely tied to the quality of cooling water supplies. Conventional noise abatement procedures can be applied and no special research and development are needed. Injection technology constitutes the primary and most essential environmental control and liquid waste disposal technology for Imperial Velley geothermal operations. Subsurface injection of fluids is the primary control for managing induced subsidence. Careful maintenance of injection pressure is expected to control induced seismicity. (MHR)

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  • Report No.: DOE/EV-0092(Vol.2)
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/5139330 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5139330
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1062005

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Morris, W. & Hill, J. (eds.). Assessment of geothermal development in the Imperial Valley of California. Volume 2. Environmental control technology, report, July 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062005/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.