Geothermal Energy Utilization and Technologies 2020

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June 2021
350 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0704-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0705-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Geothermal Energy Utilization and Technologies 2020 that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Rising pollution, climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels are leading many countries to focus on renewable-based energy conversion systems. In particular, recently introduced energy policies are giving high priority to increasing the use of renewable energy sources, the improvement of energy systems’ security, the minimization of greenhouse gas effect, and social and economic cohesion. Renewable energies’ availability varies during the day and the seasons and so their use must be accurately predicted in conjunction with the management strategies based on load shifting and energy storage. Thus, in order to reduce the criticalities of this uncertainty, the exploitation of more flexible and stable renewable energies, such as the geothermal one, is necessary. Geothermal energy is an abundant renewable source with significant potential in direct use applications, such as in district heating systems, in indirect use ones to produce electricity, and in cogeneration and polygeneration systems for the combined production of power, heating, and cooling energy. This Special Issue includes geothermal energy utilization and the technologies used for its exploitation considering both the direct and indirect use applications.
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geothermal power production; abandoned oil reservoirs; in situ combustion; organic Rankine cycle (ORC); plunger pump; centrifugal pump; pressure drop; temperature utilization rate; system generating efficiency; carbonate geothermal reservoirs; sustainable geothermal energy exploitation; southern Italy; numerical simulation; dual-loop ORC; mixture working fluids; entropy generation; entransy loss; exergy loss; Ground source heat pump; oval cross-section; groundwater; borehole heat exchanger; CFD; Sandtank; granite; physical characteristics; cyclic; thermal treatment; water cooling; hybrid renewable polygeneration plant; micro organic Rankine cycle; evacuated solar thermal collectors; photovoltaic panels; plastic heat exchanger; Organic Rankine Cycle; geothermal energy; shell and tube heat exchanger; fouling resistance; geothermal energy; mobile thermal energy storage (M-TES); phase change material (PCM); LCOH; heat transport; renewable energy source; household hybrid system; dynamic simulation; economic analysis; TRNSYS software; heating and cooling network; polygeneration system; geothermal energy community; ORC; geothermal energy; energy district; heat pump; R1234ze; CO2; geothermal; renewable energy; historic building; energy saving; geothermal energy; earth-to-air; horizontal pipe; 2D model; air conditioning; renewable energy sources; thermal performances; energy efficiency; parametric study; geothermal resource; Monte Carlo simulation; assessment; thermal reservoir; North Jiangsu Basin