Utilization of Supercritical Geothermal Fluid


 Project ID: 09-02-010
  
 Project Coordination:  Reykjavik University
 Name of Coordinator:  Guðrún Sævarsdóttir
 Other Partners University of Iceland
  Mannvit
  
 Duration: 2 years
 Total Project cost:  13.220.000 ISK
 GEORG Funding:   3.020.000 ISK
    
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 Project Abstract

This project will evaluate appropriate cycle and equipment selections for the utilization of supercritical or high superheat geothermal resources. Two preliminary approaches have been presented in the literature: direct admission to the turbine, and a binary cycle. Both of these approaches have serious challenges due to material limitations. The goal of this work is to develop model-driven comparisons and map operating regions to identify the relative merits of different cycle configurations, and quantify the potential improvements in economy or barriers to be overcome above those present for a more conventional plant.

Project finished 2012 

 

GEORG WP - Relevance Description 

This project will evaluate appropriate cycle and equipment selections for the utilization of supercritical or high superheat geothermal resources. Two preliminary approaches have been presented in the literature: direct admission to the turbine, and a binary cycle. Both of these approaches have serious challenges due to material limitations. The goal of this work is to develop model-driven comparisons and map operating regions to identify the relative merits of different cycle configurations, and quantify the potential improvements in economy or barriers to be overcome above those present for a more conventional plant.