Geothermal Engineering

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Arnold Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 11-23
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    Pages 77-97
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    Pages 123-140
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    Pages 141-167
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    Pages 217-249
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    Pages 251-272
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    Pages 273-295
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 321-336

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.

This book also:

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

Geothermal Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications is appropriate in coverage and rigor for practitioners working in the energy and environmental resource sectors. The volume also finds an audience within the growing number of upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in geothermal engineering and geothermal energy offered through various engineering departments and programs in earth science.


Geothermal Drilling Geothermal Electricity Geothermal Energy Geothermal Engineering Geothermal Geochemistry Geothermal Heat Sources Geothermal Power Geothermal Power Stations Geothermal Turbines Geothermal Wells Steam Fields

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.51 Ash GroveTe AwamutuNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8568-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8569-8
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