GEOPRO7: Understanding Geofluid Chemistry
Project GEOPRO is designed to generate targeted advances in the understanding and modelling of geofluid characteristics, to support geothermal users by:
a) Supporting improved design efficiency – knowledge-based design of wellbore, pipework, heat exchangers for optimal conversion of the primary energy into electrical power;
b) Enabling knowledge-based design activities for best control of the constraining fluid phenomena (such as scale formation, outgassing, cavitation during changes in temperature and pressure), maximising uptime and operational effectiveness of the plant;
c) Providing underpinning knowledge for the future exploration and exploitation of supercritical systems through improved "vectors to ore" arising from the ability to better use fluid chemistry to predict deep subterranean conditions.