Better thermodynamic models to optimise operation of geothermal power plants
Rigorous thermodynamic models are crucial to understanding the properties of geological fluids. However, geothermal power plants lack high-precision models, which can be used to plan and test the efficiency of system operations. As a result, operators often resort to empirical in situ trials. The EU-funded GEOPRO project will produce experimental data on heat and mass transfer behaviour of high-concentration fluids in very high temperatures. Data will serve as input in a set of new design and operation tools that should allow the geothermal power plants to design and operate systems more effectively, reducing the levelised cost of energy to competitive levels.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
M15 6JJ Manchester