Einfluss der Siedlungsstruktur auf das thermische Nutzungspotential von oberflächennahen Aquiferen

Translated title of the contribution: The impact of housing patterns on the utilisation potential of the thermal energy of near-surface aquifers

Christian Urich, Robert Sitzenfrei, Michael Möderl, Wolfgang Rauch

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Abstract

Even where the thermal energy of an aquifer is used to heat only a single family low-energy home, the temperature of the aquifer is substantially affected beyond its property boundaries (temperature anomaly). This implies that thermal usage in neighbouring areas becomes limited or even impossible. This study shows that such temperature anomalies tend to limit substantially the utilisable geothermal potential, especially in densely populated areas. In a closely packed housing development with well heat-insulated single-family homes, for example, only 10 % of the heating requirements can be met by utilising the thermal energy of the groundwater.

Translated title of the contributionThe impact of housing patterns on the utilisation potential of the thermal energy of near-surface aquifers
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalOsterreichische Wasser- Und Abfallwirtschaft
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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