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Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site

Why monitor the parameters over time? Monitor the parameters over time through direct measurements and numerical simulation allows assessing the performance of horizontal collector systems. The ideas consists on using data collected on field to simulate the thermal interference between horizontal heat exchangers and subsoil. Accordingly, we want to evaluate the influence of TEBM on Read more about Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site[…]

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Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)

What is a thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)? One of the key challenges of ITER Project is to create thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM) suitable for horizontal collectors. The idea is improving the heat transfer of the ground surrounding the pipes used in very shallow geothermal systems (VSGS). Why? Since the VSGS performance depends on Read more about Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)[…]

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Soil thermal behavior at Bodenschutztage Congress

The role of soil in very shallow geothermal energy Assessing interactions between sediment, horizontal heat exchangers and surrounding environment, ITER Project covers research topics related also to soil protection. Then, a perfect location to present updated research outcomes was the Marktredwitzer Bodenschutztage Congress (12-14.10.2016). In these days, a wide audience composed of scientists, local administrators Read more about Soil thermal behavior at Bodenschutztage Congress[…]

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ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany

The 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid On March 12-13 2016 the Energy Park in Hirschaid (Northern Bavaria, Germany) hosted the 3rd Energy Fair. This event shows the latest news in the energy and environmental technology to a general public. It is growing from year to year, involving always a greater number of exhibitors and visitors. Read more about ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany[…]

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Shallow geothermal systems: how to exchange heat with the ground?

Shallow geothermal systems Several technological solutions called Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) are available for shallow geothermal systems. What do they do? Most of all, they transfer heat between underground and residential, industrial or commercial buildings. Since GSHPs are conceived to extract and/or inject heat from/into the ground during winter and/or summer, several technological solutions Read more about Shallow geothermal systems: how to exchange heat with the ground?[…]

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ITER Project at the Long Night of Science in Erlangen

ITER Project at the Long Night of Sciences ITER Project was presented during the seventh Long Night of Sciences, held in Nürnberg, Fürth and Erlangen on 24 October 2015. The shallow geothermal energy research group of FAU, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Lehrstuhl für Geologie presented the latest research activities of the group in the shallow geothermal energy Read more about ITER Project at the Long Night of Science in Erlangen[…]