Alternative Energy Resources : The Quest for Sustainable Energy by Paul Kruger.
A balanced introduction to tomorrow's energy sources.Over the course of the next fifty years, there will be a shift in the quest for sustainble energy, including a major change in transportation from internal combustion engines burning petroleum-derived fuels to newer technology engines using new transportation fuels. Alternative Energy Reources examines our options for energy sources with a focus on hydrogen as a large-scale, secondary energy vector parallel to electricity.
As the price of petroleum products increases, the world is scrambling to find a suitable replacement energy source. In this comprehensive primer, Professor Paul Kruger examines energy use throughout history and the exponential expansion of our energy use beginning with the Industrial Revolution through the present day. The book then analyzes the various alternative energy sources available, including renewable energy (hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal), nuclear, and hydrogen.
Geothermal Energy: An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century by Harsh K. Gupta and Roy Sukanta.
The opportunities for harvesting geothermal energy are strongest outside of the U.S. and this textbook provides a solid international perspective on the global applicability of geothermal energy.
This text 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.
Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment by William E. Glassley.
This textbook, published in 2010, is one of the most current books on the market on geothermal energy. Use of geothermal energy has been limited to areas where obvious surface features pointed to the presence of a shallow local heat source, such as hot springs and volcanoes. However, recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as modular power generation, home heating, and other applications that can use heat directly. These recent developments have greatly expanded opportunities for utilizing geothermal energy. Reflecting current interest in alternative energy, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment explores where geothermal energy comes from and how to find it, how it can be accessed, successful applications, and improvements for future uses.
The author stresses the links between acquisition and consumption and the environment. Packed with real world case studies and practical implementation steps, the book covers geosciences principles, exploration concepts and methods, drilling operations and techniques, equipment needs, and economic and environmental topics. Each chapter includes an annotated list of key sources that provide useful information beyond that contained in the text.
Geothermal Energy Systems: Exploration, Development, and Utilization by Ernst Huenges (Editor), Patrick Ledru (Editor).
Presenting boundary conditions for the economic and environmental utilization of geothermal technology, this is the first textbook to provide basic knowledge on the topic in such detail.
The editor is the coordinator of the European Geothermic Research Initiative, while the authors are experts for the various geological situations in Europe with high temperature reservoirs in shallow and deep horizons.
With its perspectives for R&D in geothermic technology concluding each chapter, this ready reference will be of great value to scientists and decision-makers in research and politics, as well as those giving courses in petroleum engineering, for example.
Geothermal Heat Pumps: A Guide for Planning and Installing by Karl Oschner.
This is one of the few texts you can find specifically devoted to
the topic of heat pumps. It introduces basic theory and reviews a wide variety of available heat pump models.
Oschner's book will put any installer, engineer or architect in the position to design, select and install a domestic geothermal heat pump system. Internationally respected expert Karl Ochsner presents the reasons to use heat pumps, introduces basic theory and reviews the wide variety of available heat pump models. Expertly reviewed and adapted for the most geographically broad application possible, the book offers the reader valuable tips for planning and system control using data, graphics and tables from a growing and innovative market.
Geothermal HVAC by Jay Egg and Brian Clark Howard.
This definitive guide covers commercial and residential geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies and explains how to take advantage of their money- and energy-saving features. Geothermal HVAC: Green Heating and Cooling reviews the array of choices currently available, offers market values for systems based on varying options and conditions, and describes how to pair the best systems for each application and budget. Whether you're a contractor or a consumer, you'll find out what you need to know to implement a geothermal HVAC system in a retrofit or new construction project, and start benefiting from this sustainable, affordable technology.
Geothermal Power Plants, Second Edition: Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact by Ronald DiPippo.
Ron DiPippo, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a world-regarded geothermal expert. This single
textbook covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation from fundamental scientific and engineering principles. The thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power plants is at the heart of the book and readers are clearly guided on the process of designing and analysing the key types of geothermal energy conversion systems. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience.
Engineering principles are at the heart of the book, with complete
coverage of the thermodynamic basis for the design of geothermal power
Geothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology by Mary H. Dickson.
Geothermal energy refers to the heat contained within the Earth that generates geological phenomena on a planetary scale. Today, this term is often associated with man's efforts to tap in to this vast energy source. This detailed reference text describes the various methods and technologies used to exploit the earth's heat.
Beginning with an overview of geothermal energy and the state of the art, leading experts in the field cover electricity generation, non-electric uses, environmental impact and economic, financial and legal considerations. Each chapter is written by a different author, but to a set style, beginning with aims and objectives, ending with references, self-assessment questions and answers.
While written primarily for professionals and students interested in learning more about geothermal energy, the book also offers those new to the field and the general geothermal community an opportunity to understand and review the potential of this exciting alternative energy source
Solar and Geothermal Energy (Energy and the Environment) by John Tabak.
This book, which is written for young adult readers, provides a basic introduction to two areas of renewable energy, solar energy and geothermal energy. Nicely illustrated, it would make for a pretty good high school science report.