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dc.contributor.advisorMohamad, Abdulmajeed
dc.contributor.advisorMehrotra, Anil
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz Ruiz, Santiago
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-04T21:39:10Z
dc.date.available2013-11-12T08:00:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-04
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationOrtiz Ruiz, S. (2013). Development of a Computational Tool for Low-temperature Geothermal-Solar Power Generation Plants (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25654en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/914
dc.description.abstractLow efficiency and power generation are commonly associated with low-temperature geothermal power plants and reservoirs. As a result, among geothermal resources, low-temperature reservoirs are the least used for power production. It is wished to determine how addition of solar thermal energy to low-temperature, binary-cycle geothermal power plants affects overall energy and exergy efficiencies, as well as net power production. A computational tool for assessment of such power plants is developed, where thermodynamic, economic and environmental aspects are taken into account. Model tuning with field data, sensitivity, working fluids and case study analyses are carried out. Results show agreement between computational tool developed and field data. Direct implementation of solar thermal energy into geothermal power plants provides higher levels of net power output, although selection of working fluid plays a major role. Efficiencies, under geothermal-only conditions, are maintained the same or reduced with solar energy addition.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectMechanical
dc.subject.classificationGeothermal Energyen_US
dc.subject.classificationHybrid Power Plantsen_US
dc.subject.classificationThermodynamic modellingen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a Computational Tool for Low-temperature Geothermal-Solar Power Generation Plants
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25654
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid1294
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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