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Special Issue "Influence of Geothermal Heat Pumps on Groundwater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
The effects of groundwater on the thermal performance of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems has been studied by numerous researchers over the past few decades and is now fairly well understood, but what about the other way around? That is, what are the effects of GHP systems on groundwater? These effects, spanning issues related to groundwater quality, quantity, and resource sustainability, have not been studied in great detail and, therefore, are not well understood. As GHP systems become adopted on larger scales, the thermal effects on the subsurface need to be better quantified.
GHP systems extract and reject heat from/to the subsurface to heat and cool buildings. Relative to traditional heating systems, thermal energy extracted from fossil fuels for building heating comes from the subsurface in GHP systems. Likewise, relative to traditional cooling systems, thermal energy rejected to the atmosphere in building cooling is rejected to the subsurface in GHP systems. Thermal energy extracted from and rejected to the subsurface directly or indirectly impacts groundwater. Therefore, this Special Issue seeks to shed more light on the effects of the changing thermal regime on groundwater as a result of the use of GHP systems by welcoming contributions and articles related to the following: thermal and bacterialogical modeling/monitoring of groundwater in contact with either open- or closed-loop GHP systems; GHP field studies of groundwater thermal and chemical interactions; aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) and groundwater resource sustainability; regulatory and groundwater resource management issues related to open- or closed-loop GHP systems; and permafrost stabilization due to subsurface heat extraction.
Dr. Andrew Chiasson
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Groundwater thermal plume modeling
- Groundwater thermal plume field monitoring
- Subsurface thermal–chemical interactions
- Microorganisms in groundwater
- Ungerground heat and environmental risk