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Geothermal Heat Pump and Heat Engine Systems: Theory and Practice
By
Andrew D. Chiasson
Andrew D. Chiasson
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ISBN:
9781118961940
No. of Pages:
494
Publisher:
ASME-Wiley
Publication date:
2016

This chapter describes the geothermal resource: the Earth. Proper resource characterization is perhaps the most important part of a geothermal energy project because all other aspects of the project stem from the resource availability and sustainability. Readers will learn where geothermal resources of varying temperature can be found in nature, and why they occur. The concept of reservoir engineering, normally used in the petroleum and high-temperature geothermal industry, is discussed in the context of all types of geothermal application. Resource characterization for geothermal heat pump systems is the main focus.

3.1
Overview
3.2
Origin and Structure of the Earth
3.3
Geology and Drilling Basics for Energy Engineers
3.4
Earth Temperature Regime and Global Heat Flows: Why is the Center of the Earth Hot?
3.5
Shallow Earth Temperatures
3.6
The Geothermal Reservoir Concept
3.7
Geothermal Site Suitability Analysis
3.8
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercise Problems
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