Utilization and Research on Medium-Enthalpy and Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Energy in WSHP System
Geothermal energy is a stable energy, stored underground and not influenced by the geographical, seasonal weather and the change of day and night. Medium-enthalpy and low-enthalpy geothermal energy are distributed in many areas of China, having a broad prospect for development. Taking water resources heat pump (WSHP) engineering in Tianqiao District as an example, medium-enthalpy and low-enthalpy geothermal energy is combined with the technology of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES), providing cold energy in summer and warm energy in winter for the buildings. On the base of analysis of hydrogeological conditions in Tianqiao District, the temperature field of energy storage aquifers is numerically analyzed in the period of heating and cooling. The results show that the energy storage well can meet the requirement of heating and cooling conditions. The system of WSHP greatly utilizes medium-enthalpy and low-enthalpy geothermal energy, making the running costs economical.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
Y. Zhang et al., "Utilization and Research on Medium-Enthalpy and Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Energy in WSHP System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 392-397, 2012