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Geothermal Energy. An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century

  • ID: 1762108
  • Book
  • October 2006
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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.

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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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Harsh K. Gupta Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India.

Sukanta Roy National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
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