Review of Conversion R&D Reports

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One of the big successes of the DOE program is in the area of conversion technology. The experiment that went on in the 1970's at the south end of the Salton Sea, with a major effort on the part of DOE, was the initiation of a major commercial development. At the site of the Geothermal Loop Experimental Facility (GLEF) there now operates a 35 megawatt commercial plant and by the end of 1989 there will be over 200 megawatts of geothermal power on the line within the Salton Sea KGRA. The involvement of DOE with industry in the GLEF venture ... continued below

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Hinrichs, Thomas C. March 21, 1989.

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One of the big successes of the DOE program is in the area of conversion technology. The experiment that went on in the 1970's at the south end of the Salton Sea, with a major effort on the part of DOE, was the initiation of a major commercial development. At the site of the Geothermal Loop Experimental Facility (GLEF) there now operates a 35 megawatt commercial plant and by the end of 1989 there will be over 200 megawatts of geothermal power on the line within the Salton Sea KGRA. The involvement of DOE with industry in the GLEF venture was truly a success. The modeling of the behavior of geothermal brine from downhole conditions to injection as reported on by John Weare is a function that could be used to the advantage of industry in commercialization. The prediction of behavior is very important in process design and operation. The project would be helpful if the modeling could be expanded beyond the Calcium Carbonate and Silica formation to include other reactions, such as the formation of heavy metal sulfides. Larry Kukacka's report on Material Advances was useful and the continuation of materials research to enable more economical operations will always be important. The work being done on heat exchanger design needs to be completed. It has been under study for some time and the work is close to being completed and an attempt should be made to finalize the results of all the data acquisition and get the results out to industry.

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  • DOE Research and Development for the Geothermal Marketplace, Proceedings of the Geothermal Program Review VII; San Francisco, CA, March 21-23, 1989

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  • Report No.: CONF-890352--32
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 890532
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc873365

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Hinrichs, Thomas C. Review of Conversion R&D Reports, article, March 21, 1989; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873365/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.