Geothermal Energy, Technology and Geology


Jianwen Yang, PhD (Editor)
College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, Guangxi, China
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology

Geothermal energy is reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly with less greenhouse emissions and therefore is drawing increasing attention due to its role in serving as a complement to fossil fuels and in mitigating global warming. This book presents a diversity of topical case studies in geothermal energy, technology and geology.

The collection of topics aims to present recent advances in research and application of geothermal energy systems, including ground source heat pump systems and environmental pollution control; geological occurrence of the thermal aquifers in northeastern Slovenia; relationships between fracture zones, flow pathways and mineral precipitation corresponding to an enhanced geothermal system in France; and geological and tectonic framework favoring the occurrence of certain geothermal systems. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-xii

Chapter 1: Geothermal Energy Systems, Technology, Geology, Greenhouse Gases and Environmental Pollution Control
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Energy Research Institute, Forest Road West, Nottingham, UK) pp.1-46

Chapter 2: Geothermal Waters from Composite Clastic Sedimentary Reservoirs: Geology, Production, Overexploitation, Well Cycling and Leakage – A Case Study of the Mura Basin (SW Pannonian Basin)
(Polona Kralj, Peter Kralj, Gejzir Consulting, Ljubljana, Slovenia) pp,47-92

Chapter 3: Calcimetry at Soultz-sous-Forêts Enhanced Geothermal System: Relationships with Fracture Zones, Flow Pathways and Reservoir Chemical Stimulation Results
(Ronan L. Hébert, Béatrice Ledésert, Géosciences Environnement Cergy, Université de Cergy, cedex, France)pp,93-114
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Chapter 4: Geothermal Energy in Active Extensional Basins: an Example from Western Anatolia, Turkey
(Hüseyin Karakuþ, Dumlupinar University, Department of Geological Engineering, Kutahya, Turkey) pp,115-150

Chapter 5: Improved Assessment of Deep Crustal Thermal Field based on Joint Inversion of Heat Flow, Elevation and Geoid Anomaly Data
(Carlos H. Alexandrino, Valiya M. Hamza, Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia do Mucuri Univ. Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Teófilo Otoni, Brazil) pp,151-168

Chapter 6: Geophysical Approach for the Detection and Evaluation of Geothermal Energy Potential Stimulated from Geology and Tectonics in Cappadocia region (Central Turkey)
(Nafiz MADEN, Department of Geophysics, Gümüþhane University, Gümüþhane, Turkey) pp,169-192

Chapter 7: Analysis and Control of Erosion in Geothermal Turbines
(Zdzislaw Mazur Czerwiec, Alfonso Campos Amezcua, Rafael Campos Amezcua, Gerencia de Turbomaquinaria, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas,Cuernavaca, México)pp,193-226

Chapter 8: Performance Analysis of Single-Flash Geothermal Power Plants: Gas Removal Systems Point of View
(Nurdan Yýldýrým Ozcan, Gulden Gokcen, Mechanical Engineering Department, Izmir Institute of Technology, Urla, Izmir, Turkey) pp,227-260

Index pp263-271


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