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This authoritative guide provides a basis for understanding the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. It equips engineers, geologists, architects, planners and regulators with the fundamental skills needed to manipulate the ground's huge capacity to store, supply and receive heat, and to implement technologies (such as heat pumps) to exploit that capacity for space heating and cooling. The author has geared the book towards understanding ground source heating and cooling from the ground side (the geological aspects), rather than solely the building aspects. He explains the science behind thermogeology and offers practical guidance on different design options.An Introduction to Thermogeology: ground source heating and cooling is aimed primarily at professionals whose skill areas impinge on the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. They will be aware of the importance of the technology and wish to rapidly acquire fundamental theoretical understanding and design skills.This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to cover new technical developments and now includes end-of-chapter study questions to test the reader's understanding.Content: Chapter 1 An Introduction (pages 1–10): Chapter 2 Geothermal Energy (pages 11–39): Chapter 3 The Subsurface as a Heat Storage Reservoir (pages 40–78): Chapter 4 What Is a Heat Pump? (pages 79–113): Chapter 5 Heat Pumps and Thermogeology: A Brief History and International Perspective (pages 114–132): Chapter 6 Ground Source Cooling (pages 133–149): Chapter 7 Options and Applications for Ground Source Heat Pumps (pages 150–201): Chapter 8 The Design of Groundwater?Based Open?Loop Systems (pages 202–247): Chapter 9 Pipes, Pumps and the Hydraulics of Closed?Loop Systems (pages 248–278): Chapter 10 Subsurface Heat Conduction and the Design of Borehole?Based Closed?Loop Systems (pages 279–324): Chapter 11 Horizontal Closed?Loop Systems (pages 325–352): Chapter 12 Pond? and Lake?Based Ground Source Heat Systems (pages 353–371): Chapter 13 Standing Column Wells (pages 372–382): Chapter 14 Thinking Big: Large?Scale Heat Storage and Transfer (pages 383–409): Chapter 15 Thermal Response Testing (pages 410–431): Chapter 16 Environmental Impact, Regulation and Geohazards (pages 432–462):
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