Time-Lapse 3D Electric Tomography for Short-time Monitoring of an Experimental Heat Storage System
AbstractA borehole thermal energy storage living lab was built nearby Torino (Northern Italy). The aim of this living lab is to test the ability of the alluvial deposits of the north-western Po Plain to store the thermal energy collected by solar panels. Monitoring the temperature distribution induced in the underground and the effectiveness of the heat storage in this climatic context is not an easy task. For this purpose, different temperature evolution strategies are compared in this paper: Local temperature measurements, numerical simulations and geophysical surveys. These different approaches were compared during a single day of operation of the living lab. The results of this comparison allowed to underline the effectiveness of time-lapse 3D electric resistivity tomography as a non-invasive and cost-effective qualitative heat monitoring tool. This was obtained even in a test site with unfavorable thermo-hydrogeological conditions and high-level anthropic noise. Moreover, the present study demonstrated that, if properly calibrated with local temperature values, time-lapse 3D electric resistivity tomography also provides a quantitative estimation of the underground temperature. View Full-Text
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Comina, C.; Giordano, N.; Ghidone, G.; Fischanger, F. Time-Lapse 3D Electric Tomography for Short-time Monitoring of an Experimental Heat Storage System. Geosciences 2019, 9, 167.
Comina C, Giordano N, Ghidone G, Fischanger F. Time-Lapse 3D Electric Tomography for Short-time Monitoring of an Experimental Heat Storage System. Geosciences. 2019; 9(4):167.Chicago/Turabian Style
Comina, Cesare; Giordano, Nicolò; Ghidone, Giulia; Fischanger, Federico. 2019. "Time-Lapse 3D Electric Tomography for Short-time Monitoring of an Experimental Heat Storage System." Geosciences 9, no. 4: 167.
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