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General information:
Name:
Geothermal Energy
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0294-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Responsible teacher:
dr hab. inż. Śliwa Tomasz (sliwa@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
inżynieria środowiska, górnictwo i energetyka
Module summary

The student will learn the basic definitions related to geothermal energy. He will learn the origin of the Earth’s heat. Will know how to look for geothermal heat resources, how to make them available, exploited and what are the possibilities of its use, mainly in the energy sector.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence: is able to
M_K001 The student has the competence to discuss energy saving, renewable energy sources, environmental protection for future generations, economics in the aspect of energy and environmental protection SDA3A_K01, SDA3A_K03, SDA3A_K02 Activity during classes
Skills: he can
M_U001 Ability to search and share geothermal energy SDA3A_U01 Test
M_U002 Ability to design exploitation and utilisation of geothermal energy SDA3A_U07, SDA3A_U03, SDA3A_U02 Test
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Knowledge of basic concepts and definitions in the field of geothermal energy SDA3A_W01 Examination
M_W002 Knowledge of the origin of the Earth's heat and conceptions of energy on Earth and in Universum SDA3A_W02, SDA3A_W05, SDA3A_W04 Examination
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
45 15 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Social competence
M_K001 The student has the competence to discuss energy saving, renewable energy sources, environmental protection for future generations, economics in the aspect of energy and environmental protection - - - + - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Ability to search and share geothermal energy - + - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Ability to design exploitation and utilisation of geothermal energy - + - + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Knowledge of basic concepts and definitions in the field of geothermal energy + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Knowledge of the origin of the Earth's heat and conceptions of energy on Earth and in Universum + - - - - - - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 102 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 45 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 25 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Contact hours 5 h
Module content
Lectures (15h):
Geothermal Energy

Definitions of geothermal heat, geothermal resources, geothermal gradient, geothermal grade, geoenergetics and underground thermal energy storage. Genesis of the Earth’s heat against the background of energy genesis. Geothermal areas. Geothermal energy in sedimentary basins. Geothermal holes, geothermal doublets. Corrosion of geothermal waters. Fiberglass casing. Drilling geothermal boreholes. Borehole heat exchangers. Geothermal heat pumps. Profitability of geothermal investments. Geothermal energy in Poland, in the European Union and in the world. The use of geothermal heat. Electricity generation. Geothermal pools.

Auditorium classes (15h):
Geothermal doublets. Borehole heat exchangers. Geothermal heat pumps

Calculation of geothermal doublets. Heat losses calculations. Borehole heat exchangers efficiency calculation. Borehole heat exchangers fields. COP of geothermal heat pumps. Determining the heating power. Profitability assessment of geothermal doublets and geothermal heat pumps.

Project classes (15h):
Project of making available, exploitation and use of geothermal energy

Design of the borehole exploiting geothermal waters. Injection borehole design. Calculating the distance between boreholes of doublet .
Borehole heat exchangers field project. Hydrogeological documentation. Economic analysis.

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: Lecture and multimedia presentations
  • Auditorium classes: Calculation, discussion, presentations, home works
  • Project classes: Geothermal boreholes design. Design of borehole heat exchangers. Designing of borehole heat exchanger fields.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

Completing the tutorials based on the result of the test and class participation and activity on classes. Project defense. Two colloquium and project corrections are allowed. Students who have at least a satisfactory grade (3.0) from other classes can be qualified to the exam.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Class attendance
  • Auditorium classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Class attendance
  • Project classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Class attendance
Method of calculating the final grade:

Final grade = 50% of the exam grade + 25% of the tutorial grade + 25% of the project tutorial mark (of the project grade)

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

Individual discussion and supplementation of material from students present in class

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Knowledge of geology, mining, thermodynamics, chemistry, economics

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

William E. Glassley, Geothermal energy : renewable energy and the environment, CRC Press, 2010.

David R. Boden, Geologic fundamentals of geothermal energy, CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Mary H. Dickson and Mario Fanelli, Geothermal energy : utilization and technology, London, Earthscan, 2005.

Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher, Geothermal energy : from theoretical models to exploration and development, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 2013.

Marc A. Rosen and Seama Koohi-Fayegh, Geothermal energy : sustainable heating and cooling using the ground, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Tomasz Śliwa: Analysis of a heat pump system based on borehole heat exchangers for a swimming pool complex in Krynica, S-Poland; Geothermal Training in Iceland; Reports of the United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme, Reykiavik, 1999, pp. 357-383.

2. Andrzej Gonet, Tomasz Śliwa: The utilisation of boreholes for geothermal heat exploitation, Nové poznatky v oblasti vrtania, tazby, dopravy a uskladnovania uhl’ovodíkov, Zborník prednások XI. Medzinárodná Vedecko-technická Konferencia, Technická Univerzita v Kosiciach. Fakulta Baníctva, Ekológie, Riadenia a Geotechnológií. Katedra Ropného Inzinierstva, Podbanské, Slovensko 29-31 októbra 2002, pp. 38-41.

3. Gonet Andrzej, Stanisław Stryczek, Tomasz Śliwa, Jan Kruczak, Jan Woliński (2003), Specificity of geothermal drilling based on Oil and Gas Exploration Company Jasło activities, 50 years University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”’ (1953—2003), Jubilee International Scientific Session, Annual of the Universtity of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia. Pt. 1: Geology and Geophysics; vol. 46, Publishing House “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, pp. 431-434

4. Śliwa Tomasz, Jarosław Kotyza (2003), Application of existing wells as ground heat source for heat pumps in Poland, Applied Energy, vol. 74, Elsevier, pp. 3-8

5. Śliwa Tomasz, Andrzej Gonet (2003), The idea of utilising old production wells for borehole heat exchangers in the near depleted oil field in Iwonicz Zdrój, International Geothermal Conference on “Multiple Integrated Uses of Geothermal Resources”, Reykjavik, Session 13, s. 16–22

6. Śliwa Tomasz, Andrzej Gonet (2005), Theoretical model of borehole heat exchanger, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, vol. 127 no. 2, pp. 142–148

7. Gonet Andrzej, Tomasz Śliwa, Stanisław Stryczek (2005), Heating agent pressure losses in a borehole heat exchanger, World Geothermal Congress 2005, WGC 2005 ``Geothermal energy: the domestic, renewable, green option’’, Antalya, Turkey, 24–29 April 2005 : proceedings. eds. Roland Horne, Eder Okandan ; IGA International Geothermal Association, TGA Turkish Geothermal Association, IGA, p. 1–7
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8. Śliwa T., Gołaś A., Wołoszyn J., Gonet A. (2012), Numerical model of borehole heat exchanger in ANSYS CFX software (Numeryczny model otworowego wymiennika ciepła w pakiecie ANSYS CFX), Archives of Mining Sciences (Archiwum Górnictwa), vol. 57 no. 2 pp. 375–390

9. Sliwa T., Rosen M.A. Jezuit Z. (2014), Use of Oil Boreholes in the Carpathians in Geoenergetic Systems: Historical and Conceptual Review, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 8 iss. 5, s. 231-242

10. Śliwa T., Rosen M.A. (2014), Natural and artificial methods of heat resources regeneration in underground thermal energy storages with borehole heat exchangers, Conference proceedings paper, The 4th world sustainability forum, 1–30 November, s. 1–15

11. Śliwa T., Rosen M.A., Natural and artificial methods for regeneration of heat resources for borehole heat exchangers to enhance the sustainability of underground thermal storages: a review, Sustainability 2015 vol. 7 iss. 10, p. 13104-13125

12. Sapińska-Śliwa A., Rosen M.A., Gonet A., Śliwa T., Deep borehole heat exchangers – a conceptual and comparative review, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, 2016 vol. 24 iss. 1 art. no. 1630001, s. 1–15

13. Śliwa Tomasz, Sojczyńska Anna, Rosen Marc A., Kowalski Tomasz, Evaluation of temperature profiling quality in determining energy efficiencies of borehole heat exchangers, Geothermics, 2019, vol. 78, pp. 129–137

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