A comparison of hydrothermal reservoirs of the Western United States. Topical Report 3

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This report presents a portion of the results from a one-year feasibility study sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute to assess the feasibility of constructing a 25 to 50 MWe geothermal power plant using low salinity hydrothermal fluids as the energy source. It contains the results of a comparative study of sixteen hydrothermal reservoirs in the US. The reservoirs were selected for comparison on the basis of available data, development potential, and representativeness of known hydrothermal reservoirs in the US. Six reservoir and fluid criteria were considered the most important in determining the development and power conversion potential: depth ... continued below

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Meidav, H. Tsvi & Sanyal, Subir December 1, 1976.

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This report presents a portion of the results from a one-year feasibility study sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute to assess the feasibility of constructing a 25 to 50 MWe geothermal power plant using low salinity hydrothermal fluids as the energy source. It contains the results of a comparative study of sixteen hydrothermal reservoirs in the US. The reservoirs were selected for comparison on the basis of available data, development potential, and representativeness of known hydrothermal reservoirs in the US. Six reservoir and fluid criteria were considered the most important in determining the development and power conversion potential: depth and lithology, reservoir temperature, tested flow rate per well, fluid chemistry, magnitude of the reserve and reinjection potential. These criteria were evaluated for each of the selected reservoirs.

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  • Report No.: EPRI-ER-364
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  • DOI: 10.2172/891941 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875082

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Meidav, H. Tsvi & Sanyal, Subir. A comparison of hydrothermal reservoirs of the Western United States. Topical Report 3, report, December 1, 1976; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875082/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.