Power Stations Using Locally Available Energy Sources : A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series, Second Edition / edited by Lucien Y. Bronicki.

1st ed. 2018.
New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2018.
Energy (Springer-40367)
Encyclopedia of sustainability science and technology series
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series
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Energy systems.
Geotechnical engineering.
Renewable energy resources.
Sustainable development.
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This volume covers the utilization of geothermal and related energy resources that exploit variations in temperature, chemistry, et cetera and require different plant designs and technologies for each location. Extending beyond power plants using geothermal and ocean energy, coverage includes hot dry rock systems, geothermal conditioning, solar ponds, osmotic power, dry air, and potential future deep sea hydrothermal sources. Some technologies have reached the prototype stage, some not even that, but where much work has been invested, it is important to provide a complete picture if only to prevent others from following a dead-end path. For geothermal power plants, the greatest challenge remains the geothermal resource itself. Power conversion is the least uncertain part of a geothermal project, as it consists of a straightforward engineering design with work executed by experienced manufacturers, engineering firms, and contractors. The issues associated with integrating large amounts of ocean energy into the overall supply are also explored. Collecting more than 20 new articles and updated entries, all peer reviewed, this volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, provides an authoritative introduction from exploration techniques to conversion systems for a wide range of locally available energy sources. This comprehensive reference is suitable for those just entering these fields, but also offers new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.
Introduction to Geothermal Power Stations
Geothermal Energy Utilization
Geology and Hydrology of Geothermal Energy
Nature, Use, and Expectations of Geothermal Energy
Sustainability and Renewability of Geothermal Power Capacity
Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Systems
Drilling for Geothermal Resources
Geothermal Field and Reservoir Monitoring
Environmental Aspects of Geothermal Resources
Geothermal Power Conversion Technology
Geothermal Power Economics
Development and Sustainability of Engineered Geothermal Systems
Direct Heat Utilization of Geothermal Resources Worldwide
Reservoir Engineering in Geothermal Fields
Solar Pond Power System
Power Generation from Low Grade Heat Streams
Introduction to Ocean Energy
Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Environmental Challenges
Offshore Wind Energy Technology Trends, Challenges, and Risks
Tidal Energy
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Osmotic Power Generation
Power Generation from Dry Air.
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