Geothermal Engineering

Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Watson, Arnold

  • Presents the only comprehensive treatment of geothermal engineering
  • Connects problems and technologies of geothermal engineering to a variety of related topics in earth science, economics, and project oversight
  • Covers techniques developed in the petroleum industry and explains these techniques at a fundamental level
  • Includes material for practitioners and students of various engineering disciplines and earth scientists
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About this book

This book explains the engineering required to bring geothermal resources into use. The book covers specifically engineering aspects that are unique to geothermal engineering, such as measurements in wells and their interpretation, transport of near-boiling water through long pipelines, turbines driven by fluids other than steam, and project economics. The explanations are reinforced by drawing comparisons with other energy industries.

About the authors

Arnold Watson was most recently Director of the Geothermal Institute at the University of Auckland, from which he retired and entered private consultancy in 2003. His previous appointments include Geothermal Division Manager at KRTA (KML) Ltd., Auckland; Lecturer in Engineering, Simon Engineering Laboratories, University of Manchester; and Scientific Officer, UK Atomic Energy Authority. He holds a PhD from the University of London.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Watson, Arnold

    Pages 1-9

  • Sources of Geothermal Heat

    Watson, Arnold

    Pages 11-23

  • Thermodynamics Background and the Properties of Water

    Watson, Arnold

    Pages 25-46

  • The Equations Governing Heat and Single-Phase Fluid Flow and Their Simplification for Particular Applications

    Watson, Arnold

    Pages 47-75

  • Geothermal Drilling and Well Design

    Watson, Arnold

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8568-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4679-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geothermal Engineering
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8569-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8569-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8568-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4679-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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