borehole thermal Articles

  • Determining the circulation depth of thermal springs in the southern Rocky Mountain Trench, south-eastern British Columbia, Canada using geothermometry and borehole temperature logs

    Geochemical data for thermal spring waters along the southern Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia, Canada were examined. The range of equilibration temperatures for the thermal springs is between 24 and 59°C, assuming that there is minimal mixing with colder shallow waters that might lead to a lowering of the calculated equilibration temperature. The chalcedony geothermometer is found to be ...


    By Springer

  • Deployment of a Deep Borehole Observatory at the High La ke Project Site, Nunavut, Canada

    Abstract We deployed a deep permafrost observatory in a borehole at the High Lake Project Site (67°22'N, 1I0°50>W), Nunavut, Canada with the aims of (1) investigating the physical and chemical limitations on microbial life within such environments, (2) developing life-detecting technologies for the exploration of life on Mars and (3) constraining the hydrological and thermal ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • The Italian Job

    Open loop systems abstract groundwater from one or more boreholes. Heat is either extracted or added by the primary refrigerant loop, and the water is returned to a separate well or body of water. The supply and return lines need to be placed far enough apart to ensure thermal recharge of the source. The key issues for open loop systems relate to borehole yields, licensing and, most importantly, ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Feasibility study for ground source energy system at Parklands, Bristol

    WCR Investments Limited (WCR) appointed ESI Ltd to undertake an options appraisal for the installation of a carbon efficient and cost effective heating/cooling system for some new commercial office spaces that are being developed at the Parklands Site, Bristol. The main objectives were to assess the technical and economic feasibility of a Ground Source Energy system, based on an understanding of ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Hydrogeological and environmental impact assessment of a geothermal closed loop ground source energy installation

    ESI in Milan was approached to give support for designing one of the largest closed loop systems for heating and cooling in Europe.  The system was installed at the IKEA store in Corsico, Milan, with the need to provide some 1.4 MWth and covering thermal energy demand in the range from 40 to 100%.  The closed loop system is expected to save the Client over 500 t/y in CO2 ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Storing Heat Underground

    Underground thermal energy storage (UTES) is a system that uses inter-seasonal heat storage, storing excess heat from the summer for use in winter heating, and the cooling potential from winter for cooling in summer. A cost-effective, low-energy and low-risk proven renewable technology, UTES reduces carbon emissions by up to 60% and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for residential, ...


    By Boode Waterwell Systems

  • Case study - Remote water quality monitoring in South Africa

    Situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, the Xstrata Coal South Africa (XCSA) runs several open cut and underground mining operations producing thermal coal. To ensure their mining operations do not affect the surrounding natural water bodies, the company employs Hydrolab and OTT water quality monitoring equipment with remote data transmission options: the OTT ecoLog 800 water level ...


    By OTT HydroMet

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