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Edward F. Wahl, PhD, PE
Geothermal energy in current common terminology refers to pockets of hot water or steam near the Earth's surface that can be accessed at reasonable cost. Depending on local conditions, long term benefits of the thermal utilization will accrue to the facility owner, city or district. In this webinar, we will describe the source and formation of geothermal pockets, and focus on geothermal fundamentals applicable to the practical & optimum extraction of thermal energy from Earth's Crust for thermal heating purposes. In addition, we will go over the theory of, and a summary of, practical utilization of thermal sources/sinks in the near-surface geo-structure in geo-inactive regions.
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
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