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Evolution of a Geothermal System with Fluid Re-Injection

Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica “U. Dini”, University of Firenze, 50134 Firenze, Italy
FIAB SpA, Vicchio, 50039 Firenze, Italy
I.A.C.–C.N.R., Via dei Taurini, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(21), 7561;
Received: 21 September 2020 / Revised: 12 October 2020 / Accepted: 21 October 2020 / Published: 27 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Geothermal Energy Exploration)
In this paper, we study the stationary configurations of a vapor-dominated geothermal system. We propose a general mathematical model, which turns out to be a free boundary problem, and we focus on the stationary solutions. The analysis, developed considering the data of the geothermal field in Larderello, Tuscany (Italy), shows that steady-stable states may exist both when the re-injection takes place in depth and when the natural recharge is distributed both in the area occupied by vapor and in the one occupied by liquid. View Full-Text
Keywords: geothermal system; flow in porous media; steady state geothermal system; flow in porous media; steady state
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Farina, A.; Fasano, A.; Primicerio, M.; Rosso, F. Evolution of a Geothermal System with Fluid Re-Injection. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 7561.

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Farina A, Fasano A, Primicerio M, Rosso F. Evolution of a Geothermal System with Fluid Re-Injection. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(21):7561.

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Farina, Angiolo; Fasano, Antonio; Primicerio, Mario; Rosso, Fabio. 2020. "Evolution of a Geothermal System with Fluid Re-Injection" Appl. Sci. 10, no. 21: 7561.

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