The word geothermal comes from the Greek words geo (earth) and therme or thermos (heat). So, geothermal energy is energy extracted from heat stored in the earth. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source because the water is replenished by rainfall and the heat is continuously produced inside the earth. The steam and hot water produced inside the earth can be utilized for direct heating and/or to generate electricity.
Geothermal power plants use hydrothermal resources which have two common ingredients: water (hydro) and heat (thermal). These two ingredients, water and heat, make a perfect combination for yielding application benefits with a WET2400 installation! The geothermal water, coming from deep within the earth, has a very high concentration of minerals (ex: calcium, lime, mineral salts, sulfur, silica, etc.) – this adds to the mineral fouling and corrosive nature of the application. In addition, the heated environment accelerates this scaling process within the piping system and related components.
Geothermal fluids drawn from the deep earth may carry a mixture of gases with them, notably carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide, H2S, is corrosive to the plumbing system and associated fixtures and equipment, so corrosion inhibitors are generally utilized. The WET2400 can aid in the usage of corrosion inhibitors by enhancing the solubility of the treated water.
The overall benefits listed above translate to less maintenance, less downtime, better flow, increased equipment life expectancy and reduced costs associated with these benefits.
Please contact one of our representatives to see how your application can be made more efficient with less maintenance using the WET2400 mineral binding system.