|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Engineered Materials for Geothermal Resource Utilization
||Arna Palsdottir, Adam J. Hawkins, Mitchell P. Ishmael, Jefferson W Tester
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Geothermal resources provide a range of opportunities for advanced materials development. In this presentation, three specific applications will be discussed: 1. Recovery of Lithium from geothermal brines by selective extraction in supercritical carbon dioxide containing crown ethers, 2. Nanoparticles as hydrodynamic tracers in geothermal reservoir characterization, and 3. Enhanced thermal energy storage and energy conversion with using supercritical fluid mixtures. Specific research goals, laboratory and field testing results and theoretical modeling results will be outlined to illustrate the enabling role of engineered materials for increasing the technical performance and economic value of geothermal systems. For example, producing lithium as a co-product with thermal energy recovery and electricity generation in hydrothermal geothermal systems and providing a means for predicting the thermal lifetime of active geothermal reservoirs using reactive and inert tracers to characterizing the thermal hydraulics of water injected into a fractured rock network.
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