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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Banks, David, 1961-
Introduction to thermogeology.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9781118447499 1118447492 9781118447512 1118447514 0470670347 9780470670347|
|Description:||1 online resource (xviii, 526 pages) : illustrations, maps|
|Contents:||An Introduction to Thermogeology: Ground Source Heating and Cooling; Contents; About the Author; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgements; 1: An Introduction; 1.1: Who should read this book?; 1.2: What will this book do and not do?; 1.3: Why should you read this book?; 1.4: Thermogeology and hydrogeology; 2: Geothermal Energy; 2.1: Geothermal energy and ground source heat; 2.2: Lord Kelvin's conducting, cooling earth; 2.3: Geothermal gradient, heat f?lux and the structure of the earth; 2.4: Internal heat generation in the crust; 2.5: The convecting earth? 2.6: Geothermal anomalies2.7: Types of geothermal system; 2.8: Use of geothermal energy to produce electricity by steam turbines; 2.9: Binary systems; 2.10: Direct use; 2.11: Cascading use; 2.12: Hot dry rock systems [a.k.a. 'enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)']; 2.13: The 'sustainability' of geothermal energy and its environmental impact; 2.14: And if we do not live in Iceland?; 3: The Subsurface as a Heat Storage Reservoir; 3.1: Specific heat capacity: the ability to store heat; 3.2: Movement of heat; 3.3: The temperature of the ground; 3.4: Insolation and atmospheric radiation. 3.5: Cyclical temperature signals in the ground3.6: Geothermal gradient; 3.7: Human sources of heat in the ground; 3.8: Geochemical energy; 3.9: The heat energy budget of our subsurface reservoir; 3.10: Cyclical storage of heat; 3.11: Manipulating the ground heat reservoir; 4: What Is a Heat Pump?; 4.1: Engines; 4.2: Pumps; 4.3: Heat pumps; 4.4: The rude mechanics of the heat pump; 4.5: Absorption heat pumps; 4.6: Heat pumps for space heating; 4.7: The efficiency of heat pumps; 4.8: Air-sourced heat pumps; 4.9: Ground source heat pumps; 4.10: Seasonal performance factor (SPF). 4.11: GSHPs for cooling4.12: Other environmental sources of heat; 4.13: The benefits of GSHPs; 4.14: Capital cost; 4.15: Other practical considerations; 4.16: The challenge of delivering efficient GSHP systems; 4.17: Challenges: the future; 4.18: Summary; 5: Heat Pumps and Thermogeology: A Brief History and International Perspective; 5.1: Refrigeration before the heat pump; 5.2: The overseas ice trade; 5.3: Artificial refrigeration: who invented the heat pump?; 5.4: The history of the GSHP; 5.5: The global energy budget: how significant are GSHPs? 5.6: Ground source heat: a competitor in energy markets?6: Ground Source Cooling; 6.1: Our cooling needs in space; 6.2: Scale effects and our cooling needs in time; 6.3: Traditional cooling; 6.4: Dry coolers; 6.5: Evaporation; 6.6: Chillers/heat pumps; 6.7: Absorption heat pumps; 6.8: Delivery of cooling in large buildings; 6.9: Dehumidification; 6.10: Passive cooling using the ground; 6.11: Active ground source cooling; 6.12: An example of open-loop groundwater cooling; 7: Options and Applications for Ground Source Heat Pumps; 7.1: How much heat do I need?; 7.2: Sizing a GSHP.|