Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Lucien Y. Bronicki
    Pages 1-3
  3. John W. Lund
    Pages 5-22
  4. William E. Glassley
    Pages 23-34
  5. Maciej Lukawski, Jefferson W. Tester, Betina Bendall, Barry Goldstein, Gerardo Hiriart, Luis Gutierrez-Negrin et al.
    Pages 35-46
  6. David Nieva, Rosa María Barragán, Víctor Arellano
    Pages 61-78
  7. John T. Finger
    Pages 79-117
  8. Trevor M. Hunt
    Pages 119-139
  9. Trevor M. Hunt
    Pages 141-160
  10. Lucien Y. Bronicki
    Pages 161-268
  11. Subir K. Sanyal
    Pages 269-280
  12. R. Baria, L. Mortimer, G. Beardsmore
    Pages 281-295
  13. Enrique Lima, Hiroyuki Tokita, Hideki Hatanaka
    Pages 327-352
  14. Lucien Y. Bronicki
    Pages 353-370
  15. Lucien Y. Bronicki
    Pages 371-384
  16. Luis Vega
    Pages 385-387
  17. Ian G. Bryden
    Pages 437-446
  18. Luis Vega
    Pages 447-480
  19. Tzahi Y. Cath
    Pages 481-489
  20. Lucien Y. Bronicki
    Pages 491-500
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 501-512

About this book


This volume covers the utilization of geothermal and related energy resources that exploit variations in temperature, chemistry, etc. and require different plant designs and technologies for each location. Extending beyond power plants using geothermal and ocean energy, coverage includes hot dry rock systems, geothermal conditioning, solar ponds, osmotic power, dry air, and potential future deep sea hydrothermal sources. Some technologies have reached the prototype stage, some not even that, but where much work has been invested, it is important to provide a complete picture if only to prevent others from following a dead-end path. For geothermal power plants, the greatest challenge remains the geothermal resource itself. Power conversion is the least uncertain part of a geothermal project, as it consists of a straightforward engineering design with work executed by experienced manufacturers, engineering firms, and contractors. The issues associated with integrating large amounts of ocean energy into the overall supply are also explored.

Collecting more than 20 new articles and updated entries, all peer reviewed, this volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, provides an authoritative introduction from exploration techniques to conversion systems for a wide range of locally available energy sources. This comprehensive reference is suitable for those just entering these fields, but also offers new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.


Geothermal Energy Electricity Generation from Industrial Waste Heat Streams Ocean Energy Organic Rankine Cycle Solar Ponds for Electricity Generation and Desalination Osmotic Power Generation Electricity Generation from Dry Air

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucien Y. Bronicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Ormat Systems LtdYavneIsrael

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