Special Issue "Exploitation of high-grade and low-grade geothermal resources for a sustainable growth of the Earth"
A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Energy is an essential condition for the global growth of a community, as it represents a key element in the development of all anthropic activities. In recent decades, renewable systems have been developed for reducing energy consumption, limiting environmental damage, and achieving maximum incomes with the lowest impact. Indeed, all the new energy policies appear to be increasingly oriented to the use of unconventional resources, especially considering the constant depletion of fossil fuels available on Earth. Much effort has been so far, concentrated mainly in the field of the exploitation of solar energy or of resources available from wind and waters (hydroelectric, OTEC, tides, etc.). Much less interest has been comparatively devoted to geothermal energy, which anyhow could play a key role among renewable resources worldwide. This Special Issue is therefore aimed at expanding knowledge in all the fields of science and technology of the huge potential deriving from the exploitation of high-grade and low-grade heat resources available beneath the Earth’s surface; furthermore, it has an interest in the social and economic impact of the development of geothermal energy worldwide.
Prof. Dr. Marco Viccaro
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