Sandia’s operate in drilling technology is aimed at decreasing the price and threat associated with drilling in harsh, subterranean environments. The historical concentrate of the drilling investigation has been directed at drastically expanding the nation’s utilization of geothermal power. This concentrate in geothermal related drilling research is the search for practical solutions to challenges related with tapping the most intense sources of heat, generally found well beneath the earth’s surface in really extreme environments.
If higher pressurized water is not available, then water can be injected deep under ground where it permeates by way of fissures and absorbs heat from the surrounding rock. The fluid that comes back to the surface is incredibly hot and has high pressure and this heat is extracted to produce electrical energy (Figs four and 5). The cooled water is then re-injected below ground to total the cycle.
In the two years I have worked with KenGen, I have written and presented two technical papers at KenGen annual G2G Technical seminar. My current paper is tilted Application of GSM Networks in Water Management in Olkaria. This project is on a practical application of one particular of my interests on remote automation and how it can be applied to handle process in our day-to-day lives.
Before joining Dedan Kimathi University of Technologies, I was a Portion Time Lecturer at Kenyatta University, teaching Applied Geophysics to Masters of Science Students. 1 PhD and 5 Masters Students from the University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and Kenyatta University, respectively, have gone by way of my supervision and successfully defended their theses.
Some geothermal reservoir stimulation fluids are comparable to oil and gas hydraulic fracturing fluids in that a tiny percentage of their volume can contain proprietary chemical substances, according to a 2009 paper in Geothermics and other sources. These chemical substances can be toxic if ingested, leading geothermal developers to retrieve and treat utilized fluids. This protects aquifers, but increases the expense of energy generation as properly. Environmental testimonials must be performed to obtain permits for enhanced geothermal injections.