Sustainable Groundwater Management Systems under Enhanced Geo-Thermal Energy Usage

Research Project Outline

Recent studies suggest that the temperature rise in shallow groundwater is caused by global warming and/or heat-island phenomena. Further, with the recent increase in Geo-Heat Pump (GHP) system utilization, there is a high possibility that subsurface thermal disturbances will affect both groundwater quality and microbial ecosystems. In this research project, an environmental assessment tool for evaluating effects of thermal disturbances on microorganisms and their biodiversity, geo-mechanical properties, and the fate and transport of environmental impact chemicals in the geo-sphere will be established. This tool will be used to develop sustainable groundwater management systems with optimal protection of the groundwater environment.

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Professor, Saitama University
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Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use
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