Concrete Polymer Materials as Alternative Construction Materials for Geothermal Applications—Field Evaluations

    Volume 2, Issue 2 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0149-6123

    CODEN: CCAOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Zeldin, A
    Chemists, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.

    Fontana, JJ
    Chemists, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.

    Abstract

    A serious problem in the development of geothermal energy is that suitable, durable, and economical construction materials are not readily available. Hot brine and other aerated geothermal fluids are highly corrosive and attack most conventional construction materials. Brookhaven National Laboratory has been investigating the use of concrete polymer materials as alternative construction materials for geothermal processes. To date, successful field tests have been demonstrated at the Geyesers, the U.S. Bureau of Mines Corrosion Facility, and the East Mesa Geothermal Facility. This report is a survey of field and laboratory evaluations of concrete polymer materials that have been shown to be durable and economical as alternative construction materials.


    Paper ID: CCA10184J

    DOI: 10.1520/CCA10184J

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    Title Concrete Polymer Materials as Alternative Construction Materials for Geothermal Applications—Field Evaluations
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    Committee C09