EGU General Assembly 2021
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Analysis of novel shallow geothermal system in coastal fractured limestone aquifer

Nicola Pastore1, Claudia Cherubini2, and Concetta Immacolata Giasi1
Nicola Pastore et al.
  • 1DICATECh, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy (
  • 2Department of Physics & Earth Sciences , University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

In shallow geothermal systems natural and forced groundwater movement as well as the temperature driven flow plays an important role on the borehole heat exchanger efficiency.

The analysis of the efficiency of innovative heat exchangers installed in a fractured limestone aquifer was carried out through three-dimensional numerical simulations and experimental investigations on physical models.

The coastal fractured limestone aquifer of the industrial area of Bari (Italy) was chosen as benchmark field site in order to identify the aquifer parameter range and the respective combinations. The role of seawater intrusion on the borehole heat exchanger efficiency was deepen .

The results disclosed that the efficiency of the innovative heat exchangers is strictly dependent on the aquifer transmissivity and groundwater flow under natural and forced groundwater conditions.

Discussion on the performance of the seasonal heat storage and the occurrence of the thermal interference between the borehole heat exchanger was presented.

How to cite: Pastore, N., Cherubini, C., and Giasi, C. I.: Analysis of novel shallow geothermal system in coastal fractured limestone aquifer, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-12377,, 2021.

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