Geothermal Energy - utilization and technology
Edited by Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli
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 in to 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:
Hardback 226 pp ISBN 9781844071845
The final third of the book focuses upon environmental impact and economic, financial and legal considerations,
providing a comprehensive review of these topics.
- electricity generation
- space and district heating
- space cooling
- greenhouse heating
- industrial applications.
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.
Geothermal Background Electricity Generation Space and District Heating Space
Cooling Greenhouse Heating Aquaculture Industrial Applications Environmental Impacts and
Mitigation Economics and Financing Index
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