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

M. Bonte, B.M. van Breukelen, P.J. Stuijfzand

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    Abstract

    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 homogenisation of the initially present vertical water quality gradient. We tested this hypothesis by numerical modelling of groundwater flow and coupled SO
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-89
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Water and Climate Change
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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