Physics Department holds a workshop entitled: "Geothermal Energy as an Alternative Source of Renewable Energy in 21st Century"

The Department of Physics at the College of Science in Zulfi held a workshop entitled: "Geothermal Energy as an Alternative Source of Renewable Energy in the 21st Century". The workshop was presented by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Mawjoud - Assistant Professor in the Department and included the following:

The first section of the workshop introduced thermal energy as a clean and renewable source of energy in the twenty-first century. The workshop also addressed the current reality of the use of thermal energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the expected output from the using that energy in the future according to Vision 2030 (Geothermal power sharing is expected to be equivalent to 1 gigawatt (1GW) of energy in 2032).


Theoretically, it could be enough to cover the world's energy needs for the next 100,000 years, but converting it into electric energy is a relatively expensive process because of the drilling operations to great depths and the need for many pipes to extract hot water in abundant quantities, despite the fact that the basic energy (hot water and rocks) Hot or gases emitted from the ground) are free and are widely available in specific places, but sometimes it is difficult to obtain them.


In the second part of the workshop, the presenter talk about generating electrical energy using geothermal hammer in which a simplified explanation of dry steam stations, evaporation stations, and the third type of double-circuit stations was presented.



In the last part of the workshop, the different geophysical methods that are used to explore underground thermal reservoirs were explained, and how to evaluate thermal reservoirs using the Gravity Method, the Magnetic Eddy Currents Method (Magnetotelluric Survey) and the geoelectrical method.



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