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Title: Summary of research on microbiological processes. International Energy Agency Subtask D, final report

Abstract

Storage of thermal energy in aquifers has obvious benefits of saving energy and decreasing the consumption of fossil fuels. However, aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), which involves groundwater aquifers as the storage medium for heat or chill, impinges on the environment. A literature review of pertinent microbiology publications (Hicks and Stewart, 1988) identified the potential for the interaction of ATES systems and microbiological processes to create a source of infectious diseases and the potential for damage to the environment. In addition, the review identified a potential for microbiological processes to develop conditions that would interfere with the operation of an ATES system. As a result of this research effort, investigators from Finland, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States have examined several ATES systems in operation and have observed that the ATES systems studied do not contribute to infectious disease transmission, do not adversely affect the environment, and do not contribute significantly to biofouling or biocorrosion.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Alabama Univ., University, AL (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10122061
Report Number(s):
PNL-7980
ON: DE93006445
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; AQUIFERS; ECOLOGY; HEAT STORAGE; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; PROGRESS REPORT; PUBLIC HEALTH; PATHOGENS; UNDERGROUND; CFU; COLIFORMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; PSEUDOMONAS; LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA; 250600; 253000; 540210; 540310; 552000; THERMAL; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS; BASIC STUDIES

Citation Formats

Winters, A L. Summary of research on microbiological processes. International Energy Agency Subtask D, final report. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/10122061.
Winters, A L. Summary of research on microbiological processes. International Energy Agency Subtask D, final report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10122061
Winters, A L. 1992. "Summary of research on microbiological processes. International Energy Agency Subtask D, final report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10122061. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10122061.
@article{osti_10122061,
title = {Summary of research on microbiological processes. International Energy Agency Subtask D, final report},
author = {Winters, A L},
abstractNote = {Storage of thermal energy in aquifers has obvious benefits of saving energy and decreasing the consumption of fossil fuels. However, aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), which involves groundwater aquifers as the storage medium for heat or chill, impinges on the environment. A literature review of pertinent microbiology publications (Hicks and Stewart, 1988) identified the potential for the interaction of ATES systems and microbiological processes to create a source of infectious diseases and the potential for damage to the environment. In addition, the review identified a potential for microbiological processes to develop conditions that would interfere with the operation of an ATES system. As a result of this research effort, investigators from Finland, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States have examined several ATES systems in operation and have observed that the ATES systems studied do not contribute to infectious disease transmission, do not adversely affect the environment, and do not contribute significantly to biofouling or biocorrosion.},
doi = {10.2172/10122061},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10122061}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {9}
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