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ERIC Number: EJ825611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Geothermal Cogeneration: Iceland's Nesjavellir Power Plant
Rosen, Edward M.
Chemical Engineering Education, v42 n3 p132-138 Sum 2008
Energy use in Iceland (population 283,000) is higher per capita than in any other country in the world. Some 53.2% of the energy is geothermal, which supplies electricity as well as heated water to swimming pools, fish farms, snow melting, greenhouses, and space heating. The Nesjavellir Power Plant is a major geothermal facility, supplying both electricity and heated water to Reykjavik. The purpose of this paper is to interest students in geothermal energy. The author describes a simulation of the power plant and determines the plant's suitability for classroom study. (Contains 6 tables and 3 tables.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland