HOW TO EXPLAIN SCALING AND CORROSION FORMATION?

Picture: The test heat exchanger at Soultz-Sous-Forêts, France (Source: ES) Corrosion is a form of damage that metals can experience when in contact with certain environments. Corrosion causes the metal to degrade which can lead to reduction in strength and leaking. There are numerous corrosion forms and the type of corrosion a component experiences is…

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HOW CAN WE DO GEOTHERMAL FROM OIL WELLS?

Picture: Installation of Enogia’s ORC in Vermilion’s well in Chaunoy (France) [Source: Enogia] Geothermal is the natural heat of the Earth. For centuries, geothermal springs have been used for bathing, heating and cooking. But only in the early 20th century people start to consider geothermal as a practical source of energy with huge potential. Geothermal…

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Organic Rankine Cycle installation in Vermilion site (Chaunoy, France)

A part of MEET project consists in the the demonstration of electricity and thermal power generation from various geological contexts. Six demonstration sites were selected based on temperature, flow and geological environment. The first demonstration sites are Chaunoy (France, sedimentary geological context), Soultz-sous-Forêts (France, granitic geological context) and Reykjanes (Iceland, volcanic geological context).  On these…

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Heat exchanger test at Soultz-sous-Forêt EGS power plant

In order to quickly boost deep geothermal energy production, MEET project is aiming at valorising low temperature resources in existing subsurface facilities. Regarding EGS power plants, MEET envisions to extract more energy by reinjecting the brine at lower temperature. In that framework MEET is working on Soultz-sous-Forêts power plant which is currently reinjecting at an…

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