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Geothermal Energy - utilization and technology

Edited by Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli 
Earthscan  May 2005  



Hardback  226 pp  ISBN 9781844071845      £75.00
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:
  • 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.

Contents

  • 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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