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VOLCANIC HAZARD AND GEOTHERMICS
RISCHIO VULCANICO E GEOTERMIA

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alberto Renzulli

Assigned to the Degree Course

Geological Sciences and Geoinformatics (LM-74)
Curriculum: RISCHI E RISORSE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course is addressed to the assessment of the volcanic hazards and risk. It also deals with the understanding of the relationships between Volcanology and Geothermal Energy and the different use of this renewable.

Program

Volcanic activity and Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI). Explosive and effusive eruptions and their products. Classification of the explosive eruptions. Volcanic edifices. Calderas. The Vesuvio case study. Monitoring of volcanoes. Volcanic Hazards. Volcanic Risk. Definition of the geothermal energy. Introductory concepts and History of the geothermics. Volcanology and geothermal energy. Classification of the geothermal resources. Structure of the geothermal areas: the heat source, the reservoir, the cap rocks. Geothermal exploration: geological, geochemical, hydrogeological and geophysical methods of investigations. Deep exploratory wells. Modeling of geothermal systems. Regional geothermics and history of the geothermal resources in Italy and Latin America. Different uses of the geothermal resource. Generation of electricity (open dry steam system and closed binary cycle ORC system). Direct use of the geothermal resource: hot water (district heating), Heating and cooling systems with Ground Coupled Heat Pumps (GCHP).

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Course books

Cortini M., Scandone R. (1987) Un introduzione alla vulcanologia. Magmi, eruzioni, vulcani. Liguori Editore. 212 pp.   Scandone R., Giacomelli L. (1998) Vulcanologia. Principi fisici e metodi d'indagine. Liguori Editore.
Cas R.A.F., Wright J.V. (1987) Volcanic Succession - modern and ancient. Allen & Unwin, 528 pp.  Schmincke H.-U. (2004) Volcanism. Springer, 324 pp.  Susan C. Loughlin, Steve Sparks, Sarah K. Brown, Susanna F. Jenkins, Charlotte Vye-Brown (2015) Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk, Cambridge University Press, 388 pp.  Kenneth Wohletz, Grant Heiken (1992) Volcanology and Geothermal Energy, University of California Press, 432 pp.  Beniamino Toro, Tania Ruspandini (2009) Geotermia, Aspetti geologici – Ricerca – Utilizzazione. Collana SIGEA di geologia ambientale, Dario Flaccovio Editore, 119 pp.  Francesco Tinti (2008) Geotermia per la climatizzazione. Dario Flaccovio Editore, 209 pp.  Adele Manzella, Carlo Ungarelli (2011) La Geotermia – L’energia sotto i nostri piedi. Società editrice il Mulino.

Assessment

Oral examination.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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