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Ron DiPippo Ron DiPippo

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 508-996-6576

  • Joined the UMass Dartmouth faculty in 1967; retired June 2004.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Geothermics, an international journal in geothermal energy.
  • Geothermal energy consulting experience in 10 States and 9 Countries.
  • Received the AT&T Foundation Award for Excellence in the Instruction of Engineering Students in 1989.
  • Received the Ben Holt Award for geothermal power plants in 2007.
  • Received the Victor De Sola Award from LaGeo, El Salvador, in 2010.

Hi. I'm Ron DiPippo, Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and the former Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD). I taught here from September 1967 until my retirement in June of 2004. Prior to that I worked as a junior engineer for the Grinnell Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island, and as a mechanical engineer at the United States Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. While at UMD, I also was a Visiting Research Professor and Visiting Lecturer at Brown University in Providence. Since retiring, I have been a visiting lecturer and researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a visiting lecturer at the School for Renewable Energy Science at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, and most recently as a lecturer at the National Geothermal Academy at the University of Nevada Reno.

During and immediately following graduate school at Brown University, I was a researcher in the area of thermodynamic and transport properties of gases at high temperatures and pressures. For this work, I was chosen as a U.S. delegate to the Seventh International Conference on the Properties of Steam held in Tokyo in 1968. Later while at NUWC, my work turned to the thermodynamic analysis of compact propulsion systems for underwater applications and to fluid flow phenomena. Starting In 1975 I focused my professional and research interests in geothermal energy. Since then, I have:

  • Conducted research into the nature of two-phase flow of geothermal fluids.
  • Written and edited several books and contributed sections and chapters for handbooks dealing with the design and engineering of geothermal energy conversion systems.
  • Conducted workshops for various groups involved in operating and building geothermal power plants.
  • Advised several foreign governments on how best to develop their geothermal resources.
  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in geothermal power at UMD, MIT, and in Iceland.

This work has taken me to Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Iceland, and Mexico, plus the following geothermally active states: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Recently, the Third Edition of my book Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact was published: http://www.amazon.com/Geothermal-Power-Plants-Applications-Environmental/dp/0080982069/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

During my 37 years at UMD (and at two of its predecessor institutions, SMU and SMTI), I was the President of the Faculty Senate for four years, Director of Industry Relations for the College of Engineering for one year, Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department for a total of 14 years, and the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering for three years.

My teaching area was thermodynamics and related subjects, including power plant design and engineering, refrigeration and air conditioning, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and geothermal energy. In addition, I taught courses in Newtonian mechanics, computer programming and laboratories in thermodynamics. I was honored in 1989 to have been selected as the recipient of the AT&T Foundation Award for Excellence in the Instruction of Engineering Students among the schools in New England. The monetary award I received was used to endow the Prize for Excellence in Thermodynamics, which now bears my name, bestowed annually on a deserving junior mechanical engineering student. My greatest satisfaction in teaching comes from seeing the successes of many of my students who have risen to positions of prominence in industry, government and academe.


Technical Advisory Boards

  1. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, San Jose, Costa Rica
    Member, Geothermal Advisory Panel, 1984-2006; Chairman, 1999- 2006.
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
    Member, CAERP Technical Advisory Committee, 1985-1990.
  3. Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion, Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Member, Geothermal Advisory Panel, 1986-1995.
  4. Interamerican Development Bank, Washington, DC
    Consultant, 1991-1992.
  5. Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa, San Salvador, El Salvador
    Member, Geothermal Advisory Panel, 1992-1999; Chairman, 1997-1999.
  6. Kenya Power & Lighting Company, Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya
    Member, Geothermal Board of Consultants, 1992-1995.
  7. Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, MA
    Member, Advisory Committee for Engineering Technology, 2001-2008.
  8. Town of Dartmouth, MA
    Member, Alternative Energy Committee, 2003-2005; Chairman, 2005-2010.
    Member, Technical Research Group, 2007-2010.
  9. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Engineering
    Member, Industrial Advisory Committee, 2005-present.
  10. City of New Bedford, MA
    Member, Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force, 2007-2008.
  11. GeoTek Energy LLC, Frisco, TX
    Member, Advisory Board, 2012-present.

Publications

Books:

  1. Geothermal Energy as a Source of Electricity: A Worldwide Survey of the Design and Operation of Geothermal Power Plants, R. DiPippo, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980, 370 pages.
  2. Sourcebook on the Production of Electricity from Geothermal Energy, J. Kestin, Editor-in-Chief; R. DiPippo, H.E. Khalifa and D.J. Ryley, Editors, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980, 997 pages.
  3. Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies, R. DiPippo. Elsevier Advanced Technology, Oxford, England, 2005, 470 pages.
  4. Geothermal Power Plants, 2 nd. Ed.: Principles, Applications, Case Studies, and Environmental Impact, R. DiPippo, Butterworth-Heinemann: Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2008, 517 pages.
  5. Geothermal Power Plants, 3 rd. Ed.: Principles, Applications, Case Studies, and Environmental Impact, R. DiPippo, Butterworth-Heinemann: Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2012, 600 pages.

Contributions to Handbooks:

  1. "Viscosity of Gases", J. Kestin and R. DiPippo, American Institute of Physics Handbook, Third Edition, D.E. Gray, Coord. Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1972, Sec. 2r, pp. 2-232 - 2-248.
  2. "Geothermal Power Technology", R. DiPippo, Chap. 18 in Handbook of Energy Technology and Economics, R.A. Meyers, Ed.-in-Chief, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1982, pp. 787-825.
  3. "Geothermal Power Systems", R. DiPippo, Sect. 8.2, in McGraw-Hill Standard Handbook of Powerplant Engineering, 2nd. ed., T.C. Elliott, K. Chen and R.C. Swanekamp, eds., McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 8.27-8.60, 1998.
  4. “Geothermal Power Plants”, R. DiPippo, in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, V. 7, Sect. 7.07, Ali Sayigh, ed., pp. 207-237, Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2012.

Geothermal Energy - Journal, Conference and Magazine Publications:

  1. "Hybrid Fossil-Geothermal Power Plants", H.E. Khalifa, R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, Proc. 5th Energy Technology Conference, Washington, DC (1978) pp. 960-970.
  2. "An Analysis of an Early Hybrid Fossil-Geothermal Power Plant Proposal", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Energy Magazine, 6 (March 1978) 31-36.
  3. "The Geothermal Power Station at Ahuachapán, El Salvador", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Energy Magazine, 6 (Oct. 1978) 11-22.
  4. "Hybrid Geothermal-Fossil Power Plants", J. Kestin, R. DiPippo and H.E. Khalifa, Mechanical Engineering, 100 (Dec. 1978) 28-35.
  5. "Geothermal Preheating in Fossil-Fired Steam Power Plants", H.E. Khalifa, R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, Proc. 13th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 2 (1978) 1068-1073.
  6. "Fossil Superheating in Geothermal Steam Power Plants", R. DiPippo, H.E. Khalifa, R.J. Correia and J. Kestin, Geothermal Energy Magazine, 7 (Jan. 1979) 17-23.
  7. "Compound Hybrid Geothermal-Fossil Power Plants", R. DiPippo and E.M. Avelar, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 3 (1979) 165-168.
  8. "International Developments in Geothermal Power", R. DiPippo, ASTM Standardization News, 7 (Oct. 1979) 19-28.
  9. "Impact of Hybrid Combustion-Geothermal Power Plants on the Next Generation of Geothermal Power Systems", R. DiPippo, Proc. Third Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, WS-79-166 (1979) pp. 6.1-6.6.
  10. "Geothermal Power Plants in China", R. DiPippo, Proc. Fourth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, TC-80-907 (1980) pp. 7.1-7.6.
  11. "Ahuachapan Geothermal Power Plant, El Salvador", R. DiPippo, Proc. Fourth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, TC-80-907 (1980) pp. 7.7-7.12.
  12. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Plants: Status as of June 1980", R. DiPippo, Proc. Fourth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, TC-80-907 (1980) pp. 7.63-7.67.
  13. "Worldwide Geothermal Energy Utilization", R. DiPippo, Proc. Workshop on Use of Geothermal Energy for Electric Power Generation, National Rural Electrical Cooperative Assn., (1980) pp. 37-47.
  14. "Geothermal Power Plants: Worldwide Survey as of July 1981", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 5 (1981) 5-8.
  15. "Geothermal Electricity Generating Stations: Worldwide Summary as of June 1981", R. DiPippo, Proc. Fifth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, WS-81-197 (1981) p. 7.72.
  16. "Progress in Geothermal Power Development in The Azores, The People's Republic of China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kenya, Turkey, and the U.S.S.R.", R. DiPippo, Proc. Fifth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, WS-81-197 (1981) pp. 7.66-7.71.
  17. "Compound Hybrid Geothermal-Fossil Power Plants: Thermodynamic Analyses and Site-Specific Applications", R. DiPippo, E.M. DiPippo, J. Kestin and H.E. Khalifa, Trans. ASME, J. Eng. Power, 103 (1981) 797-804.
  18. "Available Work Analysis in the Design of Geothermal Wells", Z. Bilicki, R. DiPippo, J. Kestin, P.F. Maeder and E.E. Michaelides, Proc. International Conf. on Geothermal Energy, BHRA Fluid Engineer­ing, Cranfield, Bedford, England, 2 (1982) 227-248.
  19. " China: 7 MWe Geothermal Power Project at Yangbajing", R. DiPippo, Proc. Sixth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, WS-82-118 (1982) pp. 6.53-6.60.
  20. "The Effect of Expansion-Ratio Limitations on Positive-Displacement, Total-Flow Geothermal Power Systems", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANS­ACTIONS, 6 (1982) 343-346. (Best Paper Award at Annual Meeting of GRC.)
  21. "Overview of World Geothermal Power Development", R. DiPippo, Proc. Sixth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, WS 82-118 (1982) pp. 6.1-6.12.
  22. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development: An Overview and Update", R. DiPippo, Proc. Seventh Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, AP-3271 (1983) 6.1-6.16.
  23. "Overview of Worldwide Geothermal Power Development", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 12 (May 1983) pp. 3-9.
  24. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development: An Overview and Update", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 13 (Jan. 1984) 4-16.
  25. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development: 1984 Overview and Update", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 13 (Oct. 1984) 3-12.
  26. "Geothermal Energy: A Viable Supplementary Energy Source", R. DiPippo, Proc. Int. Symp. on Solving Corrosion and Scaling Problems in Geothermal Systems, Nat'l Assn. of Corr. Engineers, Houston, TX, 1984, pp. 1-19.
  27. "Development of Geothermal Electric Power Production Overseas", R. DiPippo, Proc. 11th Energy Technology Conference, Washington, DC (1984) pp. 1219-1227.
  28. "Exergy Analysis of Geothermal Power Plants", R. DiPippo and D.F. Marcille, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 8 (1984) 47-52. (Best Paper Award at Annual Meeting of GRC.)
  29. "Well Simulation Using Refrigerant-114", D.N. Nikitopoulos, D.A. Dickinson, R. DiPippo and P.F. Maeder, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 8 (1984) 325-329.
  30. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development: A 1984 Overview and Update", R. DiPippo, Proc. Eighth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, AP-3686 (1984) pp. 6.1-6.15.
  31. "A Simplified Method for Estimating the Silica Scaling Potential in Geothermal Power Plants", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 14 (May 1985) 3-9.
  32. "Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems", R. DiPippo, Proc. 1985 Renewable Energy Technologies Symposium & International Exposition, Renewable Energy Institute, Alexandria, VA, 1985, pp. 412-423.
  33. "Modelling of Flashing Flows Using Similarity Fluids", P.F. Maeder, R. DiPippo, D.A. Dickinson and D.E. Nikitopoulos, Fundamental Aspects of Gas-Liquid Flows, E.E. Michaelides, ed., ASME, New York (1985) 109-116.
  34. "A Facility for the Experimental Investigation of Single Substance Two-Phase Flow", P.F. Maeder, D.A. Dickinson, D.E. Nikitopoulos and R. DiPippo, Fundamental Aspects of Gas-Liquid Flows, E.E. Michaelides, ed., ASME, New York (1985) 41-46.
  35. "Geothermal Electric Power, The State of the World-1985", R. DiPippo, 1985 Interna­tional Symposium on Geothermal Energy, International Volume C, 1985, 3-18.
  36. "Geothermal Electric Power, The State of the World-1985", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 14 (Oct. 1985) 3-18.
  37. " Utah Geothermal Development", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 15 (1985) 93.
  38. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 15 (1985) 95-101.
  39. "Geothermal Developments in Central America", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLE­TIN, 15 (Nov. 1986) 3-14.
  40. "Geothermal Power Plants, Worldwide Status-1986", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 15 (Dec. 1986) 9-18.
  41. "Geothermal Power Plants, Worldwide Status-1986", R. DiPippo, Proc. Tenth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, AP-5059-SR (1987) pp. 2.3-2.18.
  42. "Geothermal Development in the World", R. DiPippo, Proc. Geothermal Energy Development and Advanced Technology International Symposium, Coord. Council for the Promotion of Geothermal Resources Development, Tohoku, Japan, Nov. 1986, K/9/1-7.
  43. "Geothermal Developments in Central America", R. DiPippo, Proc. Tenth Annual Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Electric Power Research Institute, AP-5059-SR (1987) pp. 2.19-2.49.
  44. "Geothermal Electric Power--Where are We Headed?", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Report, XVI, No. 6 (March 16, 1987 - Part 1) 1-4; XVI, No. 7 (April 1, 1987 - Part 2) 4.
  45. "Kakkonda-Shizukuishi, A Combined Geothermal Power- and Heating-Plant", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 17 (1987) 24-29.
  46. "Geothermal Power Generation from Liquid-Dominated Resources", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Science and Technology, 1 (1987) 63-124.
  47. "Exergy Analysis of Combined Electricity and Direct-Heat Geothermal Flash-Steam Plants", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 11 (1987) 411-416.
  48. "Worldwide Geothermal Power Development", R. DiPippo, Proc. Ninth Annual Geothermal and Second IIE-EPRI Geothermal Conference and Workshop, Vol. 2: English Version, Electric Power Research Institute, AP-4259-SR (1987) 42.1-42.16.
  49. "Geothermal Binary Plants: Past, Present, Future", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Report, XVII, No. 20 (October 15, 1988 - Part 1) 3-4; XVII, No. 21 (November 1, 1988 - Part 2) 3-4; XVII, No. 22 (November 15, 1988 - Part 3) 2-4.
  50. "Heber Binary Demonstration Plant: A Second Law Assessment of Low-Power Tests", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 18 (1988) 67-68.
  51. "Geothermal Energy and the Greenhouse Effect", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 18 (1988) 84-85.
  52. "Turbulent Liquid Film Behavior in Upward Two-Phase Flow Subject to an Effective Adverse Pressure Gradient", R.N. Laoulache, P.F. Maeder and R. DiPippo, Fundamen­tals of Gas-Liquid Flows, E.E. Michaelides and M.P. Sharma, eds., ASME, New York (1988) pp. 39-48.
  53. "International Developments in Geothermal Power Production", R. DiPippo, Proc. Geothermal Energy Symposium, Energy-sources Tech. Conf. & Exhib., New Orleans, ASME/GRC (1988) 273-284.
  54. "International Developments in Geothermal Power Production", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council BUL­LETIN, 17 (May 1988) 8-19.
  55. "The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Geothermal Binary-Plant Performance", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Hot Line, 19 (1989) 68-70.
  56. "The State of the Art in Geothermal Power Plants", R. DiPippo, Proc. International Seminar on Geothermal Prospects in Latin America and the Caribbean, OLADE-CEAC, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1990.
  57. "Geothermal Energy: Electricity Generation and Environmental Impact", R. DiPippo, Energy Policy, 19 (1991) 798-807.
  58. "Geothermal Energy: Electricity Generation and Environmental Impact", R. DiPippo, Renewable Energy: Prospects for Implementation, T. Jackson, ed., Stockholm Environment Inst., Sweden (1993) 113-122.
  59. "Simulating Wellflow of High-Noncondensable-Gas Geofluid Using Laboratory Meas­urements on Secondary Fluids", R.N. Laoulache and R. DiPippo, Proc. Sixteenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineer­ing, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, 1991.
  60. "A Double-Flash Plant with Interstage Reheat: Thermodynamic Analysis and Optimi­zation", R. DiPippo and D.R. Vrane, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 15 (1991) 381-386.
  61. "Geothermal Energy: Electricity Production and Environmental Impact, A Worldwide Perspective", R. DiPippo, Energy and the Environment in the 21st Century, J.W. Tester, D.O. Wood and N.A. Ferrari, eds., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (1991) pp.741-754.
  62. "Thermodynamic Improvements on the Direct-Steam Plant", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 16 (1992) 547-552.
  63. "Second Law Analysis of Flash-Binary and Multilevel Binary Geothermal Power Plants", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 18 (1994) 505-510.
  64. "Platanares Geothermal Field, Honduras - Preliminary Power Assessment of the Shallow Reservoir", R. DiPippo and F. Goff, Geothermal Science and Technology, 4 (1994) 19-35.
  65. "Geothermal Power Plants in the United States: A Survey and Update for 1990-1994", Geothermal Resources Council BULLETIN, 24 (1995) 141-152.
  66. "Geothermal Electric Power Production in the United States: A Survey and Update for 1990-1994", R. DiPippo, Proc. World Geothermal Congress, 1995, Int’l. Geothermal Assn., Vol. 1, 353-362.
  67. "Standard Guide for Specifying Thermal Performance of Geothermal Power Systems", R. DiPippo, American Society for Testing and Materials, E 974-97, 1997.
  68. "Vacuum Flash Geothermal Power Plants: Second Law Analysis and Optimization", R. DiPippo, Proc. 32nd. Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conf., 3 (1997) 1815-1819.
  69. "High-Efficiency Geothermal Plant Designs", R. DiPippo, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 21 (1997) 393-398.
  70. "Small Geothermal Powerplants: Design, Performance and Economics", R. DiPippo, Proc. Oregon Days 1999 International Conf., Oct. 1999.
  71. "Small Geothermal Powerplants: Design, Performance and Economics", R. DiPippo, Geo-Heat Center Quarterly Bulletin, V. 20, No. 2, June 1999, pp. 1-8.
  72. "Stories from a Heated Earth - Our Geothermal Heritage: A Review", R. DiPippo, Geo-Heat Center Bulletin, V. 21, No. 4, Dec. 2000, pp. 22-24.
  73. "Stories from a Heated Earth - Our Geothermal Heritage: A Review", R. DiPippo, Geothermics, V. 29, 2000, pp. 431-437.
  74. "Melting the Earth - The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions: A Review", R. DiPippo, Geothermics, V. 29, 2000, pp. 437-440.
  75. "Second Law Assessment of Binary Plants for Power Generation from Low-Temperature Geothermal Fluids", R. DiPippo. Geothermics, V. 33, 2004, pp. 565-586. (Best paper in Geothermics for 2005.)
  76. "Geothermal Power Plants: Designs and Selection Guidelines", R. DiPippo, World Geothermal Congress 2005 – Pre- and Post-Congress Short Courses, Antalya, Turkey, April 2005, pp. 349-379.
  77. "Miravalles Unit 5: Performance Assessment", R. DiPippo and P. Moya R., Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, V. 30, 2006, pp. 733-739. (Best Paper Award at Annual Meeting of GRC.)
  78. "Miravalles Unit 5: Planning and Design", P. Moya R. and DiPippo, R., Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, V. 30, 2006, pp. 761-766.
  79. "The future of geothermal energy: Impact of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on the United States in the 21st century", Tester, J.W., Anderson, B.J., Batchelor, A.S., Blackwell, D.D., DiPippo, R., Drake, E.M., Garnish, J., Livesay, B., Moore, M.C., Nichols, K., Petty, S., Toksöz, M.N., Veatch, R.W., Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2006.
  80. "Miravalles Unit 5 Bottoming Binary Plant: Planning, Design, Performance and Impact", P. Moya R. and R. DiPippo, Geothermics, V. 36, 2007, pp. 63-96.
  81. "Ideal Thermal Efficiency for Geothermal Binary Plants", R. DiPippo, Geothermics, V. 36, 2007, pp. 276-285.
  82. "Geothermal Energy: A Review", R. DiPippo, Geothermics, V. 36, 2007, pp. 382-386.
  83. "Miravalles PGM-29 Wellhead Unit, Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Technical, Economic and Environmental Performance Assessment ", P. Moya and R. DiPippo, Proc. World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 2010.
  84. "Miravalles Unit 3 Single-Flash Plant, Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Technical, Economic and Environmental Performance Assessment ", P. Moya and R. DiPippo, Proc. World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 2010.
  85. “Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Generation to Increase the Energy Production from a Binary Geothermal Plant”, G. Manente, R. Field, R. DiPippo, J.W. Tester, M. Paci and N. Rossi, Proc. 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Paper No. IMECE 2011-63665, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  86. “Las Pailas 35 MW (net) Binary Power Plant, Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste, Costa Rica”, P. Moya and R. DiPippo; Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, V. 36, 2012.
  87. “Technical Assessment of the Combined Heat and Power Plant at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon”, T. Boyd and R. DiPippo; Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, V. 36, 2012.

Geothermal Energy – Proprietary Reports:

Approximately 100 reports have been written for numerous clients, including companies, laboratories, venture capitalists, and foreign governments.

Transport Properties of Fluids - Journal, Conference and Handbook Publications:

  1. "Viscosity of Gases", J. Kestin and R. DiPippo, American Institute of Physics Handbook, Third Edition, D.E. Gray, Coord. Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1972, Sec. 2r, pp. 2-232 - 2-248.
  2. "On Combination Rules for Binary Gas Mixtures", R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, Advances in Thermophysical Properties at Extreme Temperatures and Pressures, Purdue University, March 1965, pp. 32-40.
  3. "A High-Temperature, Oscillating-Disk Viscometer", R. DiPippo, J. Kestin and J.H. Whitelaw, Physica, 32 (1966) 2064-2080.
  4. "Viscosity and Binary Diffusion Coefficient of Neon-Carbon Dioxide Mixtures at 20 oC", J.D Breetveld, R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, J. Chem. Phys., 45 (1966) 124-126.
  5. "Comment on Viscosity and Binary Diffusion Coefficient of Neon-Carbon Dioxide Mixtures", J. Breetveld, R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, J. Chem. Phys., 46 (1967) 1541.
  6. "Viscosity of Three Binary Gaseous Mixtures", R. DiPippo, J. Kestin and K. Oguchi, J. Chem. Phys., 46 (1967) 4758-4764.
  7. "Diffusion Coefficient of Seven Binary Gaseous Mixtures", R. DiPippo, J. Kestin and K. Oguchi, J. Chem. Phys., 46 (1967) 4986-4987.
  8. "Combination Rules for Binary Gaseous Mixtures Deduced from Viscosity", R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, J. Chem. Phys., 49 (1968) 2192-2198.
  9. "Viscosity of Seven Gases up to 500 oC and Its Statistical Interpretation", R. DiPippo and J. Kestin, Proc. Fourth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, April 1-4, 1968, pp. 304-313.
  10. "Formulation of Equilibrium Properties", J. Kestin and R. DiPippo, Rapporteur's Report to the Seventh International Conference on the Properties of Steam, Tokyo, Japan, September 1968, 86 pages.
  11. "A Theory for the Composition Dependence of the Thermal Conductivity of Dense Binary Mixtures of Monatomic Gases", R. DiPippo, J.R. Dorfman, J. Kestin, H.E. Khalifa and E.A. Mason, Thermal Conductivity 14, P.G. Klemens and T.K. Chu, eds., Plenum Press, New York, 1976, pp. 329-336.
  12. "Composition Dependence of the Viscosity of Dense Gas Mixtures", R. DiPippo, J.R. Dorfman, J. Kestin, H.E. Khalifa and E.A. Mason, Phys­ica, 86A (1977) 205-223.
  13. "Composition Dependence of the Thermal Conductivity of Dense Gas Mixtures", E.A. Mason, H.E. Khalifa, J. Kestin, R. DiPippo and J.R. Dorfman, Physica, 91A (1978) 377-392.
  14. "Determination of Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity of Soils", P. DaPonte, R. DiPippo, A.J. Fowler, T. Meressi and J.R. Welch, Geothermal Resources Council TRANSACTIONS, 23 (1999) 119-122.

Miscellaneous Topics - Publications, Articles & Open Reports:

  1. "A Sonar Equation Nomograph", R. DiPippo and J.G. Kelly, Jr., UnderSea Technology, 8 (Nov. 1967) 43-44.
  2. "Design Parameter Optimization for Hypergolic Reciprocating Engines: A Mathematical Solution", R. DiPippo, J. Hydronautics, 3 (1969) 38-43.
  3. "A New Angle on Lens Coverage", R. DiPippo, Industrial Photography, 33 (Mar. 1984) 27.
  4. "Mentors and the Old Boy Network", H.B. Santala and R. DiPippo, Proc. Soc. Women Engineers Nat'l Conv. & Stud. Conf. (1989) 357-372.
  5. "General Education Project for a Course in Engineering Thermodynamics", UMass Instructional Technology Conference ‘97, Boxborough, MA, April 17, 1997.
  6. "General Education Project for a Course in Engineering Thermodynamics", UMass Instructional Technology Conference ‘97, Boxborough, MA, April 17, 1997.
  7. "Interdisciplinary General Education Project for Engineering Thermodynamics", Proc. 1997 Spring Meeting of the ASEE Zone 1, West Point, NY, April 25-26, 1997.
  8. "Assessment of a Freshman Summer Institute: Impact on First-Semester Student Performance and Retention" R. DiPippo and E. Fowler, Proc. Regional Meeting of New England Section of ASEE , U. Maine, Orono, May 3, 2003. Best Paper in Conference Award.
  9. "Windpower is SouthCoast opportunity", " Bay State not a leader in wind power", and " Dartmouth is testing the wind for power", R. DiPippo, 3-part series, New Bedford Standard-Times , December 6, 7 and 8, 2005.

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