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Title: Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998

Abstract

Research commenced in FY 97 to determine the suitability of superplasticized cement-sand grouts for backfilling vertical boreholes used with geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. The overall objectives were to develop, evaluate and demonstrate cementitious grouts that could reduce the required bore length and improve the performance of GHPs. This report summarizes the accomplishments in FY 98. The developed thermally conductive grout consists of cement, water, a particular grade of silica sand, superplasticizer and a small amount of bentonite. While the primary function of the grout is to facilitate heat transfer between the U-loop and surrounding formation, it is also essential that the grout act as an effective borehole sealant. Two types of permeability (hydraulic conductivity) tests was conducted to evaluate the sealing performance of the cement-sand grout. Additional properties of the proposed grout that were investigated include bleeding, shrinkage, bond strength, freeze-thaw durability, compressive, flexural and tensile strengths, elastic modulus, Poisson`s ratio and ultrasonic pulse velocity.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
307835
Report Number(s):
BNL-66103
ON: DE99001528; BR: EB4001000; TRN: AHC29905%%12
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PROGRESS REPORT; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS; GROUTING; PERFORMANCE; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; SEALING MATERIALS; HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Allan, M L, and Philippacopoulos, A J. Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/307835.
Allan, M L, & Philippacopoulos, A J. Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/307835
Allan, M L, and Philippacopoulos, A J. 1998. "Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/307835. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/307835.
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title = {Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998},
author = {Allan, M L and Philippacopoulos, A J},
abstractNote = {Research commenced in FY 97 to determine the suitability of superplasticized cement-sand grouts for backfilling vertical boreholes used with geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. The overall objectives were to develop, evaluate and demonstrate cementitious grouts that could reduce the required bore length and improve the performance of GHPs. This report summarizes the accomplishments in FY 98. The developed thermally conductive grout consists of cement, water, a particular grade of silica sand, superplasticizer and a small amount of bentonite. While the primary function of the grout is to facilitate heat transfer between the U-loop and surrounding formation, it is also essential that the grout act as an effective borehole sealant. Two types of permeability (hydraulic conductivity) tests was conducted to evaluate the sealing performance of the cement-sand grout. Additional properties of the proposed grout that were investigated include bleeding, shrinkage, bond strength, freeze-thaw durability, compressive, flexural and tensile strengths, elastic modulus, Poisson`s ratio and ultrasonic pulse velocity.},
doi = {10.2172/307835},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/307835}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {11}
}