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Geothermal Energy

Basel Ismail

Lakehead University

Leading research investigator in a collaborative project (2007-2010) with Goldcorp-Musselwhite Canada Ltd. and Engineering of Lakehead University, owner of a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and postdoctoral researcher (2004 to 2005) at McMaster University.

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Thermodynamics Heat Transfer Analyses Geothermal Power Generation Economics Geothermal Systems Geothermal Heat Pump Green Energy Buildings Exploration Methods Geologic Fundamentals Geotechnical Geothermal System Materials Sustainability

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Geothermal energy is the natural heat energy from the Earth. Unlike other renewable energies, geothermal energy has attractive features; it is available, stable at all times throughout the year, independent of weather conditions, and has an inherent storage capability. The source of geothermal energy is the continuous heat energy flux flowing from the interior of the Earth toward its surface. Geothermal energy is also considered to be an environmentally friendly clean energy source that could significantly contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions. The geothermal energy resources of Earth are enormous and vary geographically, depending on the depth and temperature of the resource, the rock chemical composition, and the abundance of groundwater. Due to its important utilization and future prospects, various interesting topics of research related to geothermal energy are welcome in this book.

This book aims to present research contributions from experts and researchers worldwide.
 

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Date completed: October 29th 2020

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Basel Ismail

Lakehead University

Dr. B. Ismail is currently an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, Prof. Ismail earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From 2004 to 2005, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at McMaster University. His specialty is in engineering heat transfer, engineering thermodynamics, and energy conversion and storage engineering. Dr. Ismail’s research activities are theoretical and applied in nature. Currently, his research areas of interest are focused on green engineering technologies related to alternative and renewable energy systems for power generation, heating and cooling. Dr. Ismail was the leading research investigator in a collaborative project (2007-2010) with Goldcorp-Musselwhite Canada Ltd. and Engineering of Lakehead University. This innovative project was state-of-the-art in geothermal heat pump technology applied in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ismail has published many technical reports and articles related to his research areas in reputable International Journals and Conferences. During his research activities, Dr. Ismail has supervised and trained many graduate students and senior undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering with projects and theses related to innovative renewable and alternative energy engineering, and technologies.

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