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Best paper at congress on Water, Climate and Energy

18 May 2012Research

During the IWA’s World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in Dublin, Matthijs Bonte wins the award for best paper. His work is entitled “Environmental impacts of aquifer thermal energy storage investigated by field and laboratory experiments” and deals with the effects of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) on the underground.

In Dublin, Bonte presents the results of field measurements and laboratory experiments. His key message is that the quality of groundwater can be influenced by the use of thermal storage. He recommends water quality monitoring be carried out at ATES installations in the vicinity of other users of the underground, such as drinking water companies. His conclusions are not only important for the water sector, but also for policy makers and regulators.

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