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How the steam after passing turbine is cooled down in the geo thermal energy plant?

(a) Water cooled

(b) Cooling towers

(c) Air cooled (Blowers/ air vents)

(d) Chemically cooled

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My question comes from Hydrothermal Systems topic in chapter Ocean Energy & Geothermal Energy of Energy Engineering

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Right option is (b) Cooling towers

Easy explanation: A direct system is used at the geysers in which the turbine exhaust steam is condensed by direct contact with cooling water. The resulting warm water is circulated through a mechanical draft cooling tower and returned to the condenser.

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