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Geothermal Energy: Utilization and Technology
Geothermal energy, the exploitation of heat from the earth, has immense potential as a natural energy source. Expertise in the utilization and recovery of this renewable and sustainable, relatively cheap and environmentally friendly form of energy, has now reached an advanced stage. In this carefully edited text, the contributing authors each develop a specific area relating to the possible uses of geothermal energy, their effects on a community, and the economic and regulatory aspects. This book gives a concise but complete description of geothermal phenomena and geothermal exploitation, and will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in power engineering, mechanical engineering and physics who wish to further their knowledge in geothermal applications. Power engineers will also find this text an invaluable reference source.