Saturday, June 2, 2007

Geothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology

Geothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology
Edited by Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli

Earthscan | May 2005 | Hardback | 226 pp | ISBN 1844071847 | £55.00

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
***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.

Table of Contents
Geothermal Background
Electricity Generation
Space and District Heating
Space Cooling
Greenhouse Heating
Industrial Applications
Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
Economics and Financing

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1 comment:

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