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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s18.v4005

GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES OF TURKEY-EASTERN ANATOLIA AND USAGE AREAS

O. BILGIN
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 4, 493 - 498 pp

ABSTRACT

Due to environmental problems caused by fossil fuels and the increasing
environmental awareness, considering that the ever-groving demand for alternative
energy resources, importance of renewable energy resources are emerged once again.
Geothermal energy depending on temperature is used in various areas such as
particularly electric power generation, house heating, greenhouse heating, thermal
tourism-treatment and industry. Eastern Anatolia Region because of geological structure
has many but low temperature geothermal resources. When compared with low
temperature geothermal waters usage areas, now these waters which servicing to
thermal tourism, aren’t used adequately. In this study, is presented recommendations
about Eastern Anatolia geothermal resources, usage areas and assessment.

Keywords: Eastern Anatolia, geothermal resources, renewable energy.