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Heat Below

Synopsis
An introduction to the exploitation of two forms of geothermal energy in the UK (aquifers and the hydrofracturing of hot dry rocks) as sources of hot water for space heating and other low temperature process heat applications. Deals with the Southampton Geothermal Energy Project in which an aquifer has been successfully tapped at a depth of 1800m. from which approximately half a million gallons a day of hot water at 700C are now being recovered using nitrogen gas pumping to increase yields. Rosemanowes Quarry in Cornwall is featured in the second half of the film which deals with the hydrofracturing of hot dry rocks developed by the Camborne School of Mines.*
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 27 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1984
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Notes
For information on availability, contact: Film Images, www.film-images.com
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
energy sources; geothermal power

Credits

Director
Alan Ross
Producer
Robert Keen

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Anvil Film and Recording Group Ltd

Sponsor

Name

Central Office of Information

Phone
020 7928 2345
Fax
020 7928 5037
Address
Hercules Road
LONDON
SE1 7DU
Notes
Contact: Vince Sannessee
Name

Department of Energy

Distributor

Name

CFL Vision

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