P22 Heat and cold from aquifer thermal energy storage: an insight into the future
|Project leader José Acuna
The purpose of this project is, through field measurements, test of equipment, calculation and analysis, to quantify the performance and environmental impact of large scale aquifer thermal energy storage, as well as point at recommendations for operating and estimating the environmental footprint of future systems. The following aspects are covered:
-Thermal, chemical and microbiological influence: measurement and evaluation of real conditions and the influence of at least one system in operation.
-Follow up of energy extraction from aquifer as compared to projected values, recommendations for improvements.
-Evaluation of the most used thermal modeling tool for design and calculation of groundwater temperatures. Calculations with MODFLOW.
-Test and evaluation of optical fiber cables as a way to measure temperatures in aquifer thermal energy storages