Boulder, Colo., USA: Geothermal energy is an important natural and renewable resource. This Special Paper from the Geological Society of America is a compilation of current and timely investigations of the complementary tracks of geothermal energy -- low-temperature ground-source geothermal and high-temperature hydrothermal systems. This volume will be of distinct interest to the geologic community, civil engineers, urban planners, and those interested in environmental sustainability.
Included among these contributions are studies on the feasibility and viability of integrating geological modeling with system design, unconventional extraction of low-temperature geothermal energy in underground coal mines, district-wide ground-source heat pump systems, models that couple heat transfer with groundwater flow and/or stratigraphy, and enhanced geothermal systems.
Geothermal Energy: An Important Resource
Edited by C.B. Dowling, K. Neumann, and L. Florea
SPE519, 136 p., ISBN 9780813725192
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