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Advances in Geothermal Energy

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Dr. Mamdouh El Haj Assad, College of Engineering, Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
Email: massad@sharah.ac.ae

Dr. Laveet Kumar
Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group (EEERG), Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Sindh; Pakistan.
Email: laveet.kumar@faculty.muet.edu.pk


Geothermal energy is a clean, sustainable and renewable source of energy. It is one of the most attractive source of renewable energy due to its independence on weather conditions as the case for wind and solar energy sources, hence it is a continuous source of energy. Little research has been done on geothermal energy though this source of energy is abundant worldwide. Moreover, it has a wide range of applications such as electricity production, space cooling, district heating, drying, desalination, agriculture and aquaculture. This special issue will focus on the most recent technologies related to geothermal energy. Energy, exergy, economic and exergoenvironmental analysis (4E) of geothermal power and hybrid power plants will be presented. Thermodynamic analysis of geothermal heat pumps using different organic fluids will also be presented. The use of geothermal energy for cooling and heating purposes will be discussed. This special issue will cover the impacts of geothermal on environment as well as hydrochemical assessment of ground water quality.


This special issue will cover the following topics:

• Geothermal power plants

• Energy, exergy, economic and exergoenvironmental analysis

• Absorption chillers

• Heat pumps

• Ground water quality

• Hybrid power plants

• Desalination

• Hydrogen production

• Green houses

• Drying technology


Geothermal energy; Exergy; Geothermal absorption chillers; Geothermal heat pumps; Hybrid systems

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    A Feasibility Study of Using Geothermal Energy to Enhance Natural Gas Production from Offshore Gas Hydrate Reservoirs by CO2 Swapping

    Md Nahin Mahmood, Boyun Guo
    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.12, pp. 2707-2720, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.042996
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Geothermal Energy)
    Abstract The energy industry faces a significant challenge in extracting natural gas from offshore natural gas hydrate (NGH) reservoirs, primarily due to the low productivity of wells and the high operational costs involved. The present study offers an assessment of the feasibility of utilizing geothermal energy to augment the production of natural gas from offshore gas hydrate reservoirs through the implementation of the methane-CO2 swapping technique. The present study expands the research scope of the authors beyond their previous publication, which exclusively examined the generation of methane from marine gas hydrates. Specifically, the current investigation explores the feasibility of utilizing the… More >

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