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VOLCANIC HAZARD AND GEOTHERMICS
RISCHIO VULCANICO E GEOTERMIA

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alberto Renzulli Monday hs. 12-13
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Environmental Geology and Land Management (LM-74)
Curriculum: COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The course is focused on the assessment of the Volcanic Hazard and Risks, and on the relations between Volcanology and Geothermal Energy. In addition the various forms of the geothermal energy, as renewable (electricity production and direct use), will be deepened.

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).

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student will understand the difference between the volcanic hazard and the volcanic risks with a quantitative approach in the assessment of both. The student will aquire a critical knowledge on the whole spectrum of use of the geothermal energy, how a geothermal power plant works and the various form of direct use of the geothermal heat.

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures

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.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

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

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