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An optimisation model of geothermal-energy conversion

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  • Drozdz, M.
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    A mathematical model of the behaviour of a geothermal-energy source, based on the theoretical water well of different quality parameters has been presented. Heat energy magnification produced by the well by increasing the stream of pumping water is analysed. Optimisation analyses are conducted assuming different types of source: constant or dynamic parameters. The technical optimisation model maximises the net power of the source, which is the difference between the heat source power and the power of pumping. The optimisation model maximises the value of heat energy produced by the source minus the value of the electrical energy used for pumping. The technical and economic optimisation gives different results because the unit cost of heat energy is lower than that of electrical energy.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

    Volume (Year): 74 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1-2 (January)
    Pages: 75-84

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    Keywords: Geothermal energy Optimisation Conversion;

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    Cited by:
    1. Jebaraj, S. & Iniyan, S., 2006. "A review of energy models," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 281-311, August.
    2. Yong Zeng & Yanpeng Cai & Guohe Huang & Jing Dai, 2011. "A Review on Optimization Modeling of Energy Systems Planning and GHG Emission Mitigation under Uncertainty," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(10), pages 1624-1656, October.

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