JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW36] [JJ] Water Environment and Geology in Urban Areas

Sat. May 20, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Takeshi Hayashi(Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University), Kei Nishida(Interdisciplinary Centre for River Basin Environment, Interdisciplinary Graduate School, University of Yamanashi), Hiroaki SUZUKI(Strategic Technology Development Dept. Research & Development Center, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.), Asada Motoyuki(Shimizu Corporation, Institute of Technology)

[AHW36-P06] Case investigation of the efficiency degradation of open loop geothermal cooling and heating system(OLGCHS) in Korea

Byeong Ho Lee1, Kyeong Hwan Bae1, Tae Hyeon Kim1, *Lee Bo Hee1, Nam Ju Kim2 (1.Korea Groundwater and Geothermal energy Association, 2.Geo Engineering Co. Ltd)

Keywords:open loop geothermal cooling and heating system(OLGCHS), efficiency degradation, hydrogeological properties

This study was conducted to improve energy efficiency of open loop geothermal cooling and heating system (OLGCHS) showing low energy efficiency. When OLGCHS were installed, hydrogeological properties and groundwater yield were not considered. Therefore, various problems such as groundwater depletion, circulatory disturbance of groundwater, groundwater overflow, clogging by materials, and decrease of energy efficiency occur in many facilities which OLGCHS was installed and maintenance is very difficult. These circumstances have a negative influence on the spread of the OLGCHS in Korea. However, there is no proper investigation and cause analysis to solve the above problems. In this study, an advanced standing column well(SCW) was developed. In advanced SCW, wells used in OLGCHS are arranged in a row and these wells are connected using pipeline. Therefore, well depth was reduced and groundwater circulation was improved in the advanced SCW compared to a common SCW. In addition, installation cost can decrease and energy efficiency can increase. This research was supported by a grant(16CTAP-C116546-01) from Technology Advancement Research Program funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean government.