Practical Uses of Geothermal Fluids

  • John S. Rinehart


Geothermal areas, geyser areas, are scenically gorgeous. But they are also an important energy resource, largely waiting to be tapped. There has been an extensive development in locating and efficiently exploiting the tremendous heat of geothermally active regions to generate electric power, heat homes, and operate chemical plants. Exploitation of geothermal heat has occurred ever since man first warmed himself by a hot pool. The hot baths of Roman times and the traditional use of thermal springs in Japan through the centuries have been largely for recreation and health. But beginning about the turn of this century, the use of geothermal resources has been expanding and now represents a much needed alternative to fossil fuels.


Diatomaceous Earth Hydrogen Sulfide Geothermal Field Geothermal Energy Black Liquor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Rinehart
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  1. 1.Santa FeUSA

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