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Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century
     

Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century

by Harsh K. Gupta, Sukanta Roy
 

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ISBN-10: 044452875X

ISBN-13: 9780444528759

Pub. Date: 12/12/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444528759
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: THE ENERGY OUTLOOK

Chapter 2: BASIC CONCEPTS

Chapter 3: HEAT TRANSFER

Chapter 4: GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES

Chapter 5: EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES

Chapter 6: ASSESSMENT AND EXPLOITATION

Chapter 7: THE CERRO PRIETO GEOTHERMAL FIELD, MEXICO

Chapter 8: WORLDWIDE STATUS OF GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE UTILIZATION

Chapter 9: THERMAL ENERGY OF THE OCEANS

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