Fri, 12 June, 2020
Geothermal are naturally aggressive environments. The geofluids, due their inherent chemistry, cause corrosion and scaling issues in critical plant components such as heat exchangers (HXs) adding to capital costs as well reducing the overall efficiency of geothermal power plants. Project GeoHex, an international initiative funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme (Grant agreement 851917), explores opportunities to improve anti-scaling and anti-corrosion properties as well as heat transfer performance of the HX material that could lead to smaller, more efficient and economical systems.
The consortium is pleased to announce the publication of its first Newsletter. Scroll down to find out about how GeoHex contributes to:
Sustainability of geothermal heat exchangers
Using low cost carbon steel as base materials and the modification of its surface chemistry through nano-porous coatings, GeoHex is working towards a technology that can improve heat transfer as well as anti-scaling and anti-corrosion properties of heat exchangers. Discover more
Climate action and green economy
The use of geothermal resources aligns with global goals for sustainable development by helping to provide affordable and clean energy. GeoHex contributed to the exploitation of this resource by addressing material challenges to improve the efficiency of critical components for competent and economical geothermal systems. Discover more
Innovations in geothermal applications
Through modification of the surface with nano-porous coatings and controlling the surface chemistry (along with the surface structure), GeoHex aims to significantly improve the heat transfer performance of single phase and phase change heat transfer processes respectively. Discover more
Travels international waters
Project GeoHex is the first RTD project for the Philippines that highlights transcontinental technology transfer for the development of advanced materials for cost-efficient and enhanced heat exchanger performance in geothermal applications. Discover more
Featured in European Energy Innovation magazine
The winter edition of the European Energy Innovation magazine introduces Project GeoHex alongside other players in the industry. Discover more
The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 851917.