By Donald W. Brown
Mining the Earth's warmth: sizzling Dry Rock Geothermal strength describes the paintings performed by means of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory to show an idealistic inspiration - that of drawing valuable quantities of power from the titanic underground shop of scorching rock at available depths - right into a useful fact. This e-book offers complete documentation of the over twenty years of experiments performed on the try web site at Fenton Hill, New Mexico, the place the feasibility of gaining access to and extracting this titanic usual source was once ultimately verified. It additionally discusses the varied technical, administrative, and monetary hurdles that needed to be conquer alongside the best way. This book will without doubt turn out priceless to researchers around the globe as they attempt to maneuver this now-proven expertise towards advertisement viability. additionally, it's a precious resource of suitable details for a person attracted to the area strength outlook for the twenty first century and beyond.
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Mining the Earth's Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy by Donald W. Brown