Geothermal Energy

1st Edition

An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century

Authors: Harsh Gupta Sukanta Roy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528759
eBook ISBN: 9780080465647
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 19th October 2006
Page Count: 292
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Geothermal developers and engineers; geologists; geophysicists; geochemists; volcanologists; energy providers; equipment designers and manufacturers; mechanical, electrical, chemical, industrial engineers; power plant technicians; as well as, researchers and graduates in these areas

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Energy Outlook. 2. Basic Concepts. 3. Heat Transfer. 4. Geothermal Systems and Resources. 5. Exploration Techniques. 6. Assessment and Exploitation. 7. The Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field, Mexico. 8. Worldwide Status of Geothermal Resource Utilization. 9. Thermal Energy of the Oceans.

Details

No. of pages:
292
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080465647
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444528759

About the Author

Harsh Gupta

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India

Sukanta Roy

Affiliations and Expertise

National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India