Geothermania

Like we mentioned that the principle of geothermal power plant lies in thermodynamic cycles, we would like to write briefly about one of them, so called Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). Firstly, what is a Rankine Cycle? In general, it is a thermodynamic cycle used in turbines in order to produce electricity. It is one of… » read more

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How geothermal heat is transformed in order to be used in turbines producing electricity? Thanks to “thermodynamic cycles”. They are the set of various thermodynamic processes, which are based on the “law of conservation of energy”. It tells us that energy is isolated system and its amount remains constant; energy cannot be created or destroyed,… » read more

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Imagine the geothermal power plant. As long as you look at it, you will see some type of „smoke“ rising up from strange wide „chimney“. Is this real smoke? Is that real chimney? No. Right answer is that just the water steam is rising up from the cooling tower, not from chimney. Therefore the question… » read more

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Strong and weak aspects one can identify when studying various issues. Let’s summarize impacts of geothermal energy. In this shot we will write about impact on environment, the next one will be focused on human health impact. The linguistic origin says that „Geothermal“ represents the heat coming from Earth’s depths („Geo“ like Earth, „thermal“ like… » read more

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All of you know that: Imagine you are on the beach during a sunny summer day. No clouds, no wind, just sun. Suddenly you decide to walk without shoes on your feet. Possible? Impossible because rocky road is too hot for your skin on feet. Actually, the rock can be good absorbent of enormous heat… » read more

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EGS stands for Enhanced Geothermal Systems, sometimes called Engineered Geothermal Systems as well. This title represents the scale of a new type of geothermal technologies, enabling to exploit geothermal potential in areas without underground natural hot water streams or natural hot water reservoirs. In other words, if natural conditions do not allow to use hot… » read more

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Energy under our feet, geothermal power, represents de facto unlimited clean, stable and reliable source of energy. As we wrote before, geothermal power can be the best answer and energy solution nowadays, but its bulky potential remains almost unused. According to various scientific estimations, Earth accumulates 10E31 Joules of energy (“E” represents “mathematical exponent”). It… » read more

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Mankind nowadays faces the challenge of finding balance between the economic growth, finding new ways of promoting concept of energy security as well as mitigating ever deepening climate change. Finding solution reflects various factors; from the level of technological research and development, through financial resources and commercial viability, to long-term visions and goals. Current policy… » read more

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