Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment
Author: William E. Glassley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439859469
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Historically, cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, use of geothermal energy has been limited to areas where obvious surface features pointed to the presence of a shallow local heat source, such as hot springs and volcanoes. However, recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as modular power generation, home heating, and other applications that can use heat directly. These recent developments have greatly expanded opportunities for utilizing geothermal energy. Reflecting current interest in alternative energy, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment explores where geothermal energy comes from and how to find it, how it can be accessed, successful applications, and improvements for future uses. The author reviews the background, theory, power generation, applications, strengths, weaknesses, and practical techniques for implementing geothermal energy projects. He stresses the links between acquisition and consumption and the environment. Packed with real world case studies and practical implementation steps, the book covers geosciences principles, exploration concepts and methods, drilling operations and techniques, equipment needs, and economic and environmental topics. Each chapter includes an annotated list of key sources that provide useful information beyond that contained in the text. The minor environmental impacts caused by geothermal energy gives it the potential to play an important role in the transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable fuels. Successful deployment, however, requires that the resource be matched to the application being developed. Rigorously covering all aspects of geothermal energy, this book provides up-to-date scientific information that can be used to discern applications and regions best suited for geothermal energy. Author William E. Glassley was recently interviewed on The Kathleen Show about using geothermal energy to heat and cool our homes.

Geothermal Energy

Outlook Limited for Some Uses But Promising for Geothermal Heat Pumps
Author: Victor S. Rezendes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788113086
Category: Science
Page: 80
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Discusses the outlook for producing electricity from & directly using geothermal energy. Also discusses barriers to the use of geothermal heat pumps, & efforts made by industry & government to increase their use. Charts & tables.

Geothermal Energy

An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century
Author: Harsh K. Gupta,Sukanta Roy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080465647
Category: Science
Page: 292
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More than 20 countries generate electricity from geothermal resources and about 60 countries make direct use of geothermal energy. A ten-fold increase in geothermal energy use is foreseeable at the current technology level. Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century provides a readable and coherent account of all facets of geothermal energy development and summarizes the present day knowledge on geothermal resources, their exploration and exploitation. Accounts of geothermal resource models, various exploration techniques, drilling and production technology are discussed within 9 chapters, as well as important concepts and current technological developments. Interdisciplinary approach, combining traditional disciplines such as geology, geophysics, and engineering Provides a readable and coherent account of all facets of geothermal energy development Describes the importance of bringing potable water to high-demand areas such as the tropical regions

Solar and Geothermal Energy


Author: John Tabak
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816070865
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 206
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Examines the history, technology, science, environmental, and social implications associated with developing and harnessing solar and geothermal energy.

Geothermal Energy


Author: Nigel Saunders
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836884005
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes how geothermal resources can be used to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels for energy.

Geothermal Energy

Utilization and Technology
Author: Mary H. Dickson,Mario Fanelli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134033907
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Geothermal energy refers to the heat contained within the Earth that generates geological phenomena on a planetary scale. Today, this term is often associated with man's efforts to tap into this vast energy source. Geothermal Energy: utilization and technology is a detailed reference text, describing the various methods and technologies used to exploit the earth's heat. Beginning with an overview of geothermal energy and the state of the art, leading international experts in the field cover the main applications of geothermal energy, including: electricity generation space and district heating space cooling greenhouse heating aquaculture industrial applications The final third of the book focuses upon environmental impact and economic, financial and legal considerations, providing a comprehensive review of these topics. Each chapter is written by a different author, but to a set style, beginning with aims and objectives and ending with references, self-assessment questions and answers. Case studies are included throughout. Whilst written primarily for professionals and students interested in learning more about geothermal energy, the book also offers those new to the field and the general geothermal community an opportunity to understand and review the potential of this exciting alternative energy source. Published with UNESCO

Perspectives For Geothermal Energy In Europe


Author: Bertani Ruggero
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1786342332
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The potential for energy transformation from geothermal heat is limitless. For millennia natural sources of this energy, in the form of thermal springs, have been used by populations for heating, cooking and bathing. Modern-day usage has been extended to electricity generation from binary cycle power plants, heat extraction from geothermal heat pumps and use in greenhouses for industrial crop growing. Perspectives for Geothermal Energy in Europe highlights the status of geothermal energy in countries where natural sources of this energy are available. It concludes with a presentation of current geothermal policy and regulations within Europe, and discussion of how this fits in with the EU Energy and Climate Framework. Suitable for students, academics and practitioners in the fields of energy studies, geology and the earth sciences, electrical engineering and environmental economics, this book is the first comprehensive review of the practicalities of geothermal extraction and use in Europe.

Geothermal Energy

From Theoretical Models to Exploration and Development
Author: Ingrid Stober,Kurt Bucher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642133525
Category: Science
Page: 291
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The internal heat of the planet Earth represents an inexhaustible reservoir of thermal energy. This form of energy, known as geothermal energy has been utilized throughout human history in the form of hot water from hot springs. Modern utilization of geothermal energy includes direct use of the heat and its conversion to other forms of energy, mainly electricity. Geothermal energy is a form of renewable energy and its use is associated with very little or no CO2-emissions and its importance as an energy source has greatly increased as the effects of climate change become more prominent. Because of its inexhaustibility it is obvious that utilization of geothermal energy will become a cornerstone of future energy supplies. The exploration of geothermal resources has become an important topic of study as geology and earth science students prepare to meet the demands of a rapidly growing industry, which involves an increasing number professionals and public institutions participating in geothermal energy related projects. This book meets the demands of both groups of readers, students and professionals. Geothermal Energy and its utilization is systematically presented and contains the necessary technical information needed for developing and understanding geothermal energy projects. It presents basic knowledge on the Earth’s thermal regime and its geothermal energy resources, the types of geothermal energy used as well as its future potential and the perspectives of the industry. Specific chapters of the book deal with borehole heat exchangers and with the direct use of groundwater and thermal water in hydrogeothermal systems. A central topic are Enhanced Geothermal Systems (hot-dry-rock systems), a key technology for energy supply in the near future. Pre-drilling site investigations, drilling technology, well logging and hydraulic test programs are important subjects related to the exploration phase of developing Geothermal Energy sites. The chemical composition of the natural waters used as a heat transport medium in geothermal systems can be used as an exploration tool, but chemistry is also important during operation of a geothermal power plant because of potential scale formation and corrosion of pipes and installations, which needs to be prevented. Graduate students and professionals will find in depth information on Geothermal Energy, its exploration and utilization.

Geothermal Energy

Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground
Author: Marc A. Rosen,Seama Koohi-Fayegh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119180988
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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Geothermal Energy: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground Marc A. Rosen and Seama Koohi-Fayegh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada Comprehensively covers geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps to provide sustainable heating and cooling The book describes geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps and related technologies to provide heating and cooling. Also discussed are methods to model and assess such systems, as well as means to determine potential environmental impacts of geothermal energy systems and their thermal interaction. The book presents the most up-to-date information in the area. It provides material on a range of topics, from thermodynamic concepts to more advanced discussions of the renewability and sustainability of geothermal energy systems. Numerous applications of such systems are also provided. Geothermal Energy: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground takes a research orientated approach to provide coverage of the state of the art and emerging trends, and includes numerous illustrative examples and case studies. Theory and analysis are emphasized throughout, with detailed descriptions of models available for vertical and horizontal geothermal heat exchangers. Key features: Explains geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps to provide heating and cooling, as well as related technologies such as thermal energy storage. Describes and discusses methods to model and analyze geothermal energy systems, and to determine their potential environmental impacts and thermal interactions. Covers various applications of geothermal energy systems. Takes a research orientated approach to provide coverage of the state of the art and emerging trends. Includes numerous illustrative examples and case studies. The book is key for researchers and practitioners working in geothermal energy, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students in departments of mechanical, civil, chemical, energy, environmental, process and industrial engineering.

Geothermal Energy


Author: Elizabeth Lachner
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1508106177
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1989

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Many people associate geothermal energy with watching dramatic geyser eruptions or relaxing in a steaming natural hot spring. However, heat from within the Earth can also be used to generate electricity and heat buildings. Readers learn about the past, present, and future of geothermal power through this informative book. Topics covered include how geothermal heat is created and brought up to Earth's surface, the surface features, such as lava flows, hot springs, geysers, and fumaroles, that are signs of it, and how geothermal heat pumps and geothermal power plants work. The need for renewable energy sources such as geothermal energy is addressed, as is the need to manage geothermal resources sustainably.

Geothermal Energy

Clean Power from the Earth's Heat
Author: Wendell A. Duffield,John Harvey Sass,Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 36
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Geothermal Energy Research Trends


Author: Hermann I. Ueckermann
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600216831
Category: Nature
Page: 211
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Geothermal energy is a form of renewable energy derived from heat deep in the earth's crust. Enormous amounts of thermal energy are continuously generated by the decay of radioactive isotopes of underground rocks and stored in our globe's interior. This heat is as inexhaustible and renewable as solar energy. This heat is brought to the near-surface by thermal conduction and by intrusion into the earth's crust of molten magma originating from great depth. As groundwater is heated, geothermal energy is produced in the form of hot water and steam. The heated groundwater can be used for direct heating of homes and greenhouses, for vegetable drying, and for a number of other uses. These are known as direct uses of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is also used for electricity production. This book presents leading-edge research in a field destined for increased attention throughout the world.

Geothermal Energy Technology

Issues, R&d Needs, and Cooperative Arrangements
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Geothermal Energy Technology,Norman Hackerman
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geothermal engineering
Page: 97
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Geothermal Energy


Author: Tamra B. Orr
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1602791791
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Long known as a potential power source, geothermal energy - heated water from within the Earth - is now being tapped. This book outlines those efforts and looks to the future.

Geothermal Energy

Its Past, Present, and Future Contributions to the Energy Needs of Man
Author: H. Christopher H. Armstead
Publisher: Spon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geothermal engineering
Page: 404
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Geothermal Energy Systems

Exploration, Development, and Utilization
Author: Ernst Huenges,Patrick Ledru
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352764461X
Category: Science
Page: 486
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Presenting boundary conditions for the economic and environmental utilization of geothermal technology, this is the first book to provide basic knowledge on the topic in such detail. The editor is the coordinator of the European Geothermic Research Initiative, while the authors are experts for the various geological situations in Europe with high temperature reservoirs in shallow and deep horizons. With its perspectives for R&D in geothermic technology concluding each chapter, this ready reference will be of great value to scientists and decision-makers in research and politics, as well as those giving courses in petroleum engineering, for example.

Geothermal Energy Resources for Developing Countries


Author: D. Chandrasekharam,J. Bundschuh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439833575
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 426
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This text aims to be a driving force for an economically sound and sustainable development of developing countries. It looks at the provision of geothermal energy within the framework of sustainable energy development for power generation, rural electrification and so forth.

Geothermal Energy in Europe

The Soultz Hot Dry Rock Project
Author: J. C. Bresee
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9782881245237
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 309
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The report of a research project in eastern France, a pilot study for a much larger effort to determine whether geothermal energy resources can be developed in areas without natural geothermal reservoirs, which includes a good deal of industrial northern Europe. The idea is to drill a hole deep enough to hit hot rock, then circulate high-pressure water between the hot rock and heat exchangers at the surface; it was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Includes a half-page subject index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Geothermal Energy

The Case for Research in the United Kingdom : a Report
Author: J. D. Garnish,Great Britain. Dept. of Energy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 66
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