Aquisition of basic knowledge on heat transfer mechanisms, heat sources in Earth's interior and thermal state of Earth's interior.
Aquisition of basic knowledge on geothermal fields, origins of geothermal water, classification of hydrothemal systems and high energy geothermal energy.
Aquisition on more detailed knowledge on low enthalpy geothermal energy.
Development of classification and evaluation skills, regarding geothermal resources.
Development of cooperation and communication skills with scientists specializing in related fields (e.g. geologists).
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic notions. Heat transfer mechanisms. Heat sources in Earth’s interior. Thermal state of the Earth’s interior. Geothermal fields. Origin of geothermal waters. Classification of hydrothemal systems. High enthalpy geothermal energy (production of geothermal fluid, electricity production, performance indices, environmental impact). Low enthalpy geothermal energy (production of geothermal fluid, mathematical simulation of flow and heat transfer in geothermal aquifers, uses of geothermal energy, environmental impact). Hot dry rocks. Financial evaluation of geothermal resources. Exploration and assessment of geothermal resources. Legal framework.