Journal Published Online: 01 January 1980
Volume 2, Issue 2

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



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.

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Fontana, JJ
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.
Zeldin, A
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.
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Stock #: CCA10184J
ISSN: 0149-6123
DOI: 10.1520/CCA10184J