thermally enhanced backfilling material, very shallow geothermal energy, horizontal systems, ITER, monitor

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 test site in Eltersdorf: horizontal collectors and soils

ITER test site The ITER test site for horizontal collector systems was realized in Eltersdorf, near Erlangen, Northern Bavaria (Germany), during November 2015. Thanks to the common efforts of ITER partners (the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-FAU, the REHAU AG & Co company, the Fischer Spezialbaustoffe GmbH) the ITER test site is ready! REHAU provided Read more about ITER test site in Eltersdorf: horizontal collectors and soils[…]