groundwater heat pump News

  • Groundwater industry opportunities in geothermal heating/cooling subject of NGWA conference

    Increasing public demand for reduced fossil fuel consumption is creating growing business diversification opportunities with geothermal heating and cooling systems, according to presentations scheduled for the National Ground Water Association's 'Geothermal and Horizontal Drilling Forum,' August 25-25, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Using vertically drilled earth boreholes to connect heat pumps is a ...

  • New video explains ground source heat pump system standard

    This new video has been created by the CSA Group on the standard for the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for use in the United States and Canada. CSA-448 is a joint effort of the CSA Group; NGWA; the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. The CSA Group is an ...

  • Brownfield remediation combined with sustainable heating and cooling of buildings

    Pioneering methods used in the Netherlands combine remediation of brownfield sites with the use of groundwater for heat cold storage (HCS, or ATES: Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage) to achieve both low-cost remediation and sustainable use of energy. A new study demonstrates how HCS can be used to help decontaminate groundwater on brownfield sites. In recent years, there has been a major increase ...

  • NGWA publishes new guidance on hydrogeology’s impact on large-scale geothermal heat pump systems

    NGWA Press, the publishing arm of the National Ground Water Association, just released its long-anticipated newest title, Understanding Hydrogeology and Its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems. Edited by industry experts Nina Baird, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, and John Rhyner, PG, P.W. Grosser Consulting Inc., these guidelines bridge the gap between existing HVAC literature ...

  • Opening markets for CSP – the industrial heat application

    Heavy industry can be a viable secondary market today for CSP producers, but questions remain on whether start-up costs are justifiable for industrial users, and how reliable CSP can be for processes that can't pace production by the sun. Solar thermal heat implies steam, and industries that need steam include refining, food processing, wood-working, desalination and chemicals, among others. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • John W. Pitz of Illinois honored for contributions to advancing the groundwater industry

    Former National Ground Water Association President John W. Pitz, CPI, is among the first five to receive the Association’s new Fellow designation in recognition of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and commitment to promoting the increased understanding of groundwater science and water well system technology. Pitz is president of N.L. Pitz Inc. in Batavia, Illinois. ...

  • Infrastructure Week 2016: Groundwater and well systems are critical U.S. infrastructure

    “‘Out of sight, out of mind’ too often applies to groundwater and the subsurface environment in which it exists, but maintaining this critical infrastructure is essential to providing comfort, security, goods, and services for the U.S. economy.” The National Ground Water Association issued this important reminder today to mark the beginning of Infrastructure Week 2016 ...

  • ISCR-Enhanced bioremediation accelerates groundwater cleanup at active manufacturing facility

    In the winter of 2008, full-scale in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) was implemented as a removal action at the Siltronic Corporation site in Portland, OR, to treat a source area contaminated by releases of TCE. The source area was considered to be the portion of the site with concentrations of TCE in groundwater greater than 11,000 µg/L, suggesting the presence of TCE as DNAPL. ...


  • Representative Tom Reed receives NGWA Industry Champion Award for support of renewable energy

    Representative Tom Reed (R-New York), pictured at right, received the National Ground Water Association’s first-ever Industry Champion Award from NGWA CEO Kevin McCray, CAE, at a presentation in Washington, D.C., on March 21. The NGWA Industry Champion Award was created to honor leaders helping groundwater professionals. It complements the Groundwater Protector Award, which recognizes ...

  • NGWA exec comments on President Obama’s State of the Union energy policy

    Following is a statement from National Ground Water Association Chief Executive Officer Kevin McCray, CAE, regarding U.S. President Barack Obama’s comments regarding his energy policy during Tuesday’s (January 28) State of the Union address. “One piece of an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy must be geothermal heat pump systems,” McCray said. “Geothermal ...

  • NGWA and AVANTI sign joint MOU

    The National Ground Water Association signed a memorandum of understanding on October 17 with Avanti System AB (AVANTI), an organization of Swedish water well construction firms, to promote and encourage greater understanding and education of the professional, scientific, and technical aspects of groundwater supply, management, protection, and remediation.  AVANTI’s parent ...

  • Ralph Cadwallader posthumously receives NGWA Special Recognition Award

    The late Ralph Cadwallader, CWD/PI, owner of Loop Tech International and Holly Water Wells in New Waverly, Texas, has received a 2014 Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association. Cadwallader, who passed away on July 11 this year, received the award for his involvement in Texas educating others and creating standards to improve work in closed-loop ground-source heat pump ...

  • NGWA urges water infrastructure projects

    In a letter to President-elect Barack Obama, the National Ground Water Association recommended adopting an economic stimulus package with water infrastructure projects addressing the long-term challenge of securing an adequate supply of fresh water, including groundwater. 'In 2003, 36 state water managers told the U.S. Government Accountability Office that they anticipated local, regional, or ...

  • EPA seeks public comment on the proposed plan for the Chemfax, Inc. site in Gulfport, MS

    Chemfax, Inc. is located on Sixteenth Section land near the intersection of U.S. Highways 10 and 49. The facility was established in March 1955 and manufactured synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products. The primary operation at the time business ceased in 1995 was a paraffin blending process in which different grades of paraffin wax were heated together to a liquid state, ...

  • EPA Proposes to Remove Most of Fulton, Oswego County, New York Site from Superfund List

    After cleaning up more than 10,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and approximately 9 million gallons of contaminated groundwater, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to remove a portion of the Fulton Terminals Superfund site, located in the City of Fulton, New York, from the federal Superfund list of the most contaminated hazardous waste sites. A 50-foot section of the site ...

  • `Boiling hot` leads to cool results: Army employs hot new approach to environmental remediation

    Army officials are breaking ground on a decades-long environmental remediation project to lift contaminants out of acres of land located on Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. Across football field-sized areas that became contaminated with industrial chemicals, workers employ a hot new approach to soil and groundwater remediation. They use an environmental treatment method called ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Silixa to attend the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 in Vienna, Austria

    The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. The event will take place between 27 April – 02 May, 2014. Silixa will present on “Monitoring borehole flow dynamics using heated fibre optic DTS in a fractured rock aquifer” on Tuesday, 29 April 2014, at 17:30, in board room ...


    By Silixa Ltd

  • Air & thermal coupling

    SVOffice 2009 Professional Coupling The Professional version of each SVOffice 2009 software package gives you the capability to fully couple your model with other packages. Coupling allows the solution of multiple processes within the context of a single modeling problem. Click here to learn more about all available SVOffice 2009 software coupling options. Borehole Thermal ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Brewed using the best Czech water

    The heat and the strong odour of barley malt hit you like a wave the second you step inside. In the heart of the brewery, the brewer and his assistants move around the hall containing huge copper tanks and monitor every detail of the brewing process. "For us, brewing beer is primarily about keeping the traditions and the old craftsmanship alive. We use only locally produced ingredients, and every ...


    By Grundfos

  • You thought you had a bad day?

    Picture this: A heating oil delivery company erroneously pumps 217 gallons of oil into the basement of the wrong address, creating potentially hazardous soil and groundwater conditions (and a huge mess). What to do? Apply BOS 200®, of course. This novel application saved the day at this residential location, where hydrocarbon levels have fallen to below regulatory standards. The good news: ...

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