Evaluating The Feasibility Of A Geothermal Power Plant In Arizona: Application Of Working Fluids
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AbstractThis paper provides an evaluation of the current data of geothermal maps and the possible technology, especially working fluids available to be utilized in a geothermal power plant in the state of Arizona. Geothermal reservoirs have been found in the southwest region, as well as the west side of the state. However, these reservoirs have low temperatures (<90? C) which it is necessary to utilize working fluids to stimulate the reservoir in order to increase the thermal efficiency. In this study, the proposed of working fluids have been analyzed according to the temperatures and geothermal favorability in the state, as well as a basic analysis of costs for the necessary infrastructure.
Degree ProgramHonors College