The Geothermal Stakeholder Workshop to be held in Izmir, Turkey will focus on challenges faced by geothermal developers related to fluid chemistry such as scaling and corrosion.
The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project REFLECT will organize a Geothermal Stakeholder Workshop on June 21, 2022 at Kaya Izmir Thermal & Convention in Izmir, Turkey. The event aims to present the results of the REFLECT project and learn from geothermal operators about the challenges they face.
Registration for the event is currently open via this link. The event is in person only and online participation will not be possible.
The efficiency of geothermal use depends on the behavior of the fluids that transfer heat between the geosphere and the technical components of a power plant. Scaling and corrosion are the cause of downtime, maintenance costs and even breakdowns in geothermal installations. REFLECT aims to prevent these fluid chemistry problems rather than to treat them.
REFLECT has collected new high quality data in critical areas to address these uncertainties. Existing and new data collected will be implemented in a European Atlas of geothermal fluids and in predictive models. These and other results relevant to improving the efficiency of geothermal operations will be shared with workshop participants.
The workshop will cover:
- Geochemical challenges related to high temperature geothermal fluids with examples from Turkey and Iceland.
- Geochemical challenges of saline and low-temperature geothermal exploitation with examples from Germany and the Netherlands.
- Results of REFLECT investigations on scaling, outgassing and the influence of microbial activity on geothermal operations.
- Tools for predicting geothermal issues and improving plant operation: the high-temperature geothermal fluid sampler developed in REFLECT, the Fluid Atlas and predictive modeling software tools.
The participation of geothermal operators, consultants, investors, project developers or technology developers is strongly encouraged.
Source: REFLECT H2020