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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Mining the Earth's Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Brown, Donald W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Duchane, David V.
Heiken, Grant.
Hriscu, Vivi Thomas.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2012
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540689102
Subjects Geography. ; Geology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68910-2
Collation XVIII, 658 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
PART I Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy: History and Potential of the Newest and Largest Renewable Energy Resource -- PART II First Demonstration of the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy -- Concept: Development of the Phase I Reservoir at Fenton Hill -- PART III Engineering the HDR System: Development and Testing of the Phase II Reservoir at Fenton Hill -- PART IV Future Outlook for Hot Dry Rock -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index. Mining the Earth's Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy describes the work carried out by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to turn an idealistic concept - that of drawing useful amounts of energy from the vast underground store of hot rock at reachable depths - into a practical reality. This book provides comprehensive documentation of the over two decades of experiments carried out at the test site at Fenton Hill, New Mexico, where the feasibility of accessing and extracting this vast natural resource was finally demonstrated. It also discusses the numerous technical, administrative, and financial hurdles that had to be overcome along the way. This publication will no doubt prove invaluable to researchers around the world as they strive to move this now-proven technology toward commercial viability. In addition, it is a valuable source of relevant information for anyone interested in the world energy outlook for the 21st century and beyond.