Geysers - decreases 8) It explodes out of the ground in...

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Everyday Science Name : Umair Pervez khan Roll No: 349
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GEYSERS
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So, what is a GEYSER ?
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A Geyser is . .. A natural hot spring Sprays HOT water and steam into the air Certain conditions are required for a geyser to be present in an area : 1. A heat source at the bottom (ex: hot rocks, magma) 2. Enough ground water  3. Water reservoir near the top 4. A “plumbing system” – way for the water to get in and out
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But How Do GEYSERS Work ?? 1) Cool ground water moves deep into the earth 2) The water gets heated when it nears a source of heat (ex: hot magma chamber) 3) The water reaches a “superheated” state : - water is boiling but can’t turn into steam, because it is too deep, and the weight of water above creates pressure on it 7) Finally, the water becomes too hot or the pressure on it
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Unformatted text preview: decreases 8) It explodes out of the ground in huge, expanded amounts of steam ... And it starts all over again Temperature : Volume : Pressure : SO . .. A Homemade Geyser DEMO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAqiQSKSQWo How GEYSERS Affect the Environment Geysers are a good source of geothermal energy People create geothermal energy plants at these sites This causes an imbalance in the Earth • The concept of geysers affect the technology of many inventions • Example: The company SunTank produces “Stainless steel solar geysers” which uses the concept of geysers in order to heat water using solar energy • This technology is more environmentally and econom ically friendly How GEYSERS Affect Technology...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MASS COMMU 107 taught by Professor Masror during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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Geysers - decreases 8) It explodes out of the ground in...

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