Horizon 2020 EU funded REFLECT project is holding a geothermal stakeholder workshop in İzmir on June 21, 2022. During this physical event, the most appropriate project results will be presented for geothermal operators. Online participation will not be possible.
The efficiency of geothermal use depends on the behavior of fluids that transfer heat between the geosphere and the engineering components of a power plant.
Scaling and corrosion are the cause of downtime, maintenance costs, and even failures in geothermal plants. REFLECT aims to prevent rather than cure these fluid chemistry problems.
Because the physical and chemical fluid properties are often poorly defined, large uncertainties prevail in current model predictions.
REFLECT is collecting new, high-quality data in critical areas to overcome these uncertainties.
Existing and new data collected will be applied in a European Geothermal Fluid Atlas and predictive models.
These and other relevant results for increasing the efficiency of geothermal operations will be shared with the workshop participants.
Date and time : Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:00 – 4:15 Eastern Europe Standard Time Turkey Time
Location : Kaya İzmir Thermal & Congress Center 112 Olive Street Narlıdere / Balçova, İzmir 35320
What is Geothermal Energy?
Geothermal energy is thermal energy from the formation of the planet in the earth's crust and the radioactive decay of materials in currently uncertain but possibly roughly equal proportions. The high temperature and pressure in the Earth's interior cause some of the rock to melt and the solid mantle to act plastic. This causes parts of the mantle to curve upward as it is lighter than the surrounding rock. Temperatures at the core-mantle boundary can reach over 4000 °C (7200 °F).
For example, geothermal heating using water from hot springs has been used for bathing since Paleolithic times and for space heating since ancient Roman times. More recently, geothermal energy, the term used for electricity generation from geothermal energy, has gained importance. Earth's geothermal resources are theoretically estimated to be more than sufficient to meet humanity's energy needs, but currently only a very small fraction is profitably exploited, often in regions close to tectonic plate boundaries.