aquifer energy storage Articles

  • A Quarter of World Population Facing Water Crisis

    Combinations of solutions, such as water reuse and desalination, must be tailored to individual regions While images of a rising sea level seem to grab the public imagination, the Earth is facing another nightmare scenario associated in large part with climate change. Since the World Resources Institute (WRI) launched its Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, individuals, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Opportunities for public water utilities in the market of energy from water

    An inventory is made of the possibilities to recover sustainable energy from the water cycle by identifying different water flows in a municipal environment as a sustainable energy source. It is discussed what role public water utilities should play in the market of energy from water. This is done for Waternet, the public water utility of Amsterdam, by describing experiences on two practical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Numerical modeling of aquifer thermal energy efficiency under regional groundwater flow: a case study at Oslo Airport

    The main purpose of this paper is to present a robust forward model for simulating extraction and storage of thermal energy in an aquifer. The model is a local three-dimensional finite element model with boundary conditions derived from an analytic large-scale model based on the regional water balance. Numerical investigations and thermo-hydraulic evaluation of a typical dipole ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managed aquifer recharge: rediscovering nature as a leading edge technology

    Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) has rapidly increased in Australia, USA, and Europe in recent years as an efficient means of recycling stormwater or treated sewage effluent for non-potable and indirect potable reuse in urban and rural areas. Yet aquifers have been relied on knowingly for water storage and unwittingly for water treatment for millennia. Hence if ‘leading edge’ is defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impacts of Shallow Geothermal Energy on Groundwater Quality

    The use of shallow geothermal energy (SGE) systems to acclimatize buildings has increased exponentially in the Netherlands and worldwide. In certain areas, SGE systems are constructed in aquifers also used for drinking water supply raising the question of potential groundwater quality impact. Impacts of Shallow Geothermal Energy on Groundwater Quality provides a hydrochemical and geomicrobial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Using thermal storage systems to reduce carbon emissions

    Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems have the potential to provide a significant tool for climate change mitigation. Using aquifers as a source for thermal energy can provide heating and cooling for houses, offices and other buildings E-USE (aq). In comparison to the use of fossil fuels, as well as providing up to 60% CO2 reductions, these systems are also more cost effective. The ...


    By Climate-KIC

  • Effects of aquifer thermal energy storage on groundwater quality and the consequences for drinking water production: a case study from the Netherlands

    We used data from an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system located 570 m from a public water supply well field in the south of the Netherlands to investigate the relation between production of renewable energy with an ATES system and the production of drinking water. The data show that the groundwater circulation by the ATES system can impact chemical groundwater quality by introducing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental impacts of aquifer thermal energy storage investigated by field and laboratory experiments

    Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) uses groundwater to store energy for heating or cooling purposes in the built environment. This paper presents field and laboratory results aiming to elucidate the effects that ATES operation may have on chemical groundwater quality. Field data from an ATES site in the south of the Netherlands show that ATES results in chemical quality perturbations due to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Seismoelectric survey project for oil, gas and water exploration in Shengli Oilfield, China - Case Study

    Seismo Electronics LLC. has recently finished a project for its client-Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Company. This project, which has over 8000 acre survey area, has been in the works since January, 2015. Our geophysicists used our instrument to detect reservoir 2000-4000m below ground surface. We provided three recommended drilling locations to our client, which all match the client’s existed ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge

    As water demand increases, recycled water can be used to maintain groundwater levels In recent years, groundwater stored in key aquifers has become rapidly depleted. This is due not only to demand, but also to technological advances — notably the introduction of the rotary drill in the 1880s and the submersible electric water pump in the 1960s — that have increased exploitation of ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage

    With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Biodegradability of Alternative Oxygenates as a Sole Carbon Source or in the Presence of BTEX

    ABSTRACTThe biodegradability of alkylate compounds in serum bottles was investigated as a sole carbon source or in the presence BTEX. The biomass was acclimated with 2,3-dimethyl pentane (2,3- DMP), 2,4-dimethyl pentane (2,4-DMP) and 2,2,4-trimethyl pentane (2,2,4-TMP) in porous potreactors. The alkylates (2,3-DMP, 2,4-DMP, and 2,2,4-TMP) were completely biodegraded in all the sets of ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Foreword Meeting the global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid dangerous climate impacts requires deploying a portfolio of emission reduction technologies. We must both commit to broad and deep efficiencies in the way our societies’ consume energy and to significant increases in power supplies from low carbon energy sources. At the same time, it ...

  • An Impulse Generator for The Ground penetrating radar

    Abstract In last time ground penetrating radars (GPR) are widely used for search and analysis of varied underground objects of natural and artificial origins. Caves and cavities can also be found and investigated with the GPR's aid. Impulse generator is the key unit, which determine GPR's parameters: depth of penetrating, accuracy et al. Serial power drift diodes are used for ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Managing the Earth from Space: Satellite and sensing technology in water management

    Approximately 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, two satellites circle the planet, always between 106 and 193 miles apart. But while these twins—called Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)—live in space, they’re providing invaluable assistance in managing natural resources on the ground. GRACE has created a unique picture of ...

  • Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of a TCE Source at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant Using EOS

    EOS, or emulsified oil substrate, was used to stimulate anaerobic biodegradation of trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) at a former Army-owned manufacturing facility located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Previous use of chlorinated solvents at the facility resulted in soil and groundwater impacts. Ten years of active remediation utilizing soil vacuum extraction and air ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection For Water Treatment

    Introduction The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years.  The development of new UV technologies over this period has been a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology.  The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants ...

  • The Future of Fresh Water

    Around the world, sustained effort will be necessary to ensure adequate supplies Fresh water is becoming more and more scarce across the globe, and in the absence of adequate countermeasures, the trend is expected to continue in the future. With demand growing and sources dwindling, water scarcity already touches ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Questions and answers about damaging oilfield wastewater

    As U.S. oil and gas production increased this past decade, so, too, did spills of salty oilfield wastewater that can foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater supplies. An Associated Press analysis of 11 states found more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014. Questions and answers about this damaging byproduct of energy production: WHAT IS IT? ...


    By Associated Press

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