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Underground Thermal Energy Storage


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 15-26
  4. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 27-58
  5. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 59-93
  6. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 95-123
  7. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 125-129
  8. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 131-138
  9. Kun Sang Lee
    Pages 139-151

About this book


Underground thermal energy storage (UTES) provide us with a flexible tool to combat global warming through conserving energy while utilizing natural renewable energy resources. Primarily, they act as a buffer to balance fluctuations in supply and demand of low temperature thermal energy. Underground Thermal Energy Storage provides an comprehensive introduction to the extensively-used energy storage method.


Underground Thermal Energy Storage gives a general overview of UTES from basic concepts and classifications to operation regimes. As well as discussing general procedures for design and construction, thermo-hydro geological modeling of UTES systems is explained. Finally, current real life data and statistics are include to summarize major global developments in UTES over the past decades.


The concise style and thorough coverage makes Underground Thermal Energy Storage a solid introduction for students, engineers and geologists alike.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Dept. of Natural ResourcesHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

About the authors

From 1991 to 1995, Kun Sang Lee worked on the analysis of geopressureed geothermal reservoirs as a research assistant at Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. Obtaining a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, Kun Sang Lee worked as a research specialist at Kumho & Co. and as a lecturer at Seoul National University. During 1998-2011, Kun Sang Lee has worked on various aspects of geothermal energy and reservoir engineering as a professor of Environmental and Energy Systems Engineering at Kyonggi University. Currently, he is a professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University.

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