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Title: Concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal applications - field test evaluations

Abstract

A serious problem in the development of geothermal energy is the availability of durable and economical materials of construction for handling hot brine and steam. Hot brine and other aerated geothermal fluids are highly corrosive and they attack most conventional materials of construction. Brookhaven National Laboratory has been investigating the use of concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal processes. To date, successful field tests have been demonstrated at the Geysers, US Bureau of Mines Corrosion Facility, and at the East Mesa Geothermal Facility. This is a survey of field and laboratory evaluations of concrete polymer materials which have been shown to be durable and economical as alternate materials of construction.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5905816
Report Number(s):
BNL-25957; CONF-790219-11
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: AIME annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 18 Feb 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; BUILDING MATERIALS; CORROSION; FIELD TESTS; SCALING; CONCRETE-PLASTIC COMPOSITES; BRINES; CORROSIVE EFFECTS; EVALUATION; GEOTHERMAL FLUIDS; PIPES; STEELS; ALLOYS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; FLUIDS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; MATERIALS; Geothermal Legacy; 150903* - Geothermal Engineering- Corrosion, Scaling & Materials Development

Citation Formats

Fontana, J J, and Zeldin, A. Concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal applications - field test evaluations. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Fontana, J J, & Zeldin, A. Concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal applications - field test evaluations. United States.
Fontana, J J, and Zeldin, A. Fri . "Concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal applications - field test evaluations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5905816.
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abstractNote = {A serious problem in the development of geothermal energy is the availability of durable and economical materials of construction for handling hot brine and steam. Hot brine and other aerated geothermal fluids are highly corrosive and they attack most conventional materials of construction. Brookhaven National Laboratory has been investigating the use of concrete polymer materials as alternate materials of construction for geothermal processes. To date, successful field tests have been demonstrated at the Geysers, US Bureau of Mines Corrosion Facility, and at the East Mesa Geothermal Facility. This is a survey of field and laboratory evaluations of concrete polymer materials which have been shown to be durable and economical as alternate materials of construction.},
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