Installation of new monitoring network to assess shallow geothermal energy resources in a highly urbanized area
Bratislava is nowadays a rapidly developing city with growing demands on energy for heating as well as cooling of buildings. The State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr (SGIDS) is continuously monitoring of thermal, hydraulic and chemical regime of shallow aquifers underlying the city to evaluate possible conflicts between drinking water supply and shallow geothermal energy use.
The monitoring network encompasses the broader vicinity of the MUSE pilot area. It consists of several hydrogeologic boreholes up to 20 m deep, with installed dataloggers.
The team of SGIDS employed autonomous submerged probes Solinst LTC Levelogger, measuring water level, temperature and electric conductivity in 1 hour intervals. Measured data are stored in internal memory of each probe. Every three months SGIDS visits all boreholes and downloads measured values from the probes. Besides this, we perform a general borehole and probes maintenance, including cleaning, removing of biofilm and roots and replacing corroded parts. The data is then stored in a central database. Prior to this the water level data is barometrically corrected using continuous measurements of barometric pressure.
For more information, please contact:
Radovan Černák, firstname.lastname@example.org
Older MUSE posts:
- Pilot area activities – #10 Hydrogeological characterisation of abandoned mine workings for low-enthalpy geothermal in Glasgow, Scotland
- Pilot area activities – #9 Geological and Hydrogeological surveys in Cardiff, UK
- Pilot area activities – #8 Hydrogeological and geothermal surveys in Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Pilot area activities – #7 New construction of a shallow geothermal installation in Prague, Czech Republic
- Pilot area activities – #6 Groundwater monitoring in Girona, Catalonia, Spain
- Pilot area activities – #5 Geothermal data analysis in Aarhus, Denmark
- Pilot area activities – #4 Geothermal data collection in Cork City, Ireland
- Pilot area activities – #3 Groundwater monitoring in Zaragoza, Spain
- Pilot area activities – #2 Geological and geophysical surveys in Linköping, Sweden
- Pilot area activities – #1 Groundwater monitoring in Vienna, Austria
- Geophysical survey in Anderlecht
- MUSE team meeting in Cardiff, UK
- Knowledge Exchange Workshop of MUSE and HotLime projects held in Zagreb
- MUSE leaflet available now
- The MUSE team met in Essen, Germany