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Mining the Earth's Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy

  • Donald W. Brown
  • David V. Duchane
  • Grant Heiken
  • Vivi Thomas Hriscu

Part of the Springer Geography book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy: History and Potential of the Newest and Largest Renewable Energy Resource

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 3-16
    3. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 17-40
  3. First Demonstration of the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Concept: Development of the Phase I Reservoir at Fenton Hill

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 43-150
    3. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 151-234
  4. Engineering the HDR System: Development and Testing of the Phase II Reservoir at Fenton Hill

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 237-312
    3. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 313-422
    4. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 423-472
    5. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 473-492
    6. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 493-558
  5. Future Outlook for Hot Dry Rock

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. Donald W. Brown, David V. Duchane, Grant Heiken, Vivi Thomas Hriscu
      Pages 561-569
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 571-657

About this book

Introduction

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.

Authors and affiliations

  • Donald W. Brown
    • 1
  • David V. Duchane
    • 2
  • Grant Heiken
    • 3
  • Vivi Thomas Hriscu
    • 4
  1. 1.MS D462Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos NMUSA
  2. 2.MS D462Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos NMUSA
  3. 3.MS D462Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos NMUSA
  4. 4.MS D462Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos NMUSA

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