Investigation of industrial waste heat storage in shallow porous systems




waste heat, ATES, porous system


In our research we investigated the potential of heat storage under shallow porous conditions. In this case, the thermal energy storage is performed by an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), which is a subsurface saturated natural rock layer. This type of thermal storage can have different effects on both groundwater and deep aquifers, and therefore we need to know the behaviour of ATES systems. The modelling was carried out using a module of the Groundwater Modelling System (GMS). The main objective of our waste heat storage simulation studies was to develop an alternative to this type of thermal storage for industrial facilities with large amounts of waste heat.