GRETA is a European Union regional development fund project funded by the Alpine Space Program. The aim of GRETA project is to demonstrate the potential of NSGE in the Alpine region and to foster its integration into future energy plans at different administrative levels. Read more…
G.POT Geothermal POTential
Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) exploit a renewable heat source such as the heat stored in the ground. However, the efficiency and the economic viability of these systems strongly depend on the local ground properties, along with a number of characteristic parameters of the plant and of the Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHEs). For this reason, we have developed a methodology (G.POT) to assess shallow geothermal potential, i.e. thermal load that can sustainably be exchanged by a BHE during a heating or cooling season. The G.POT method is explained in detail in this paper published by Energy in 2016. Read more…
Geothermal potential evaluation for agriculture production in North Québec and in Italy
The GW engineering group is collaborating in a joint research project between Italy and Québec, dealing with the evaluation of shallow geothermal energy as a renewable and sustainable energy source for agriculture, especially for greenhouses. Read more…
REGROUND – Colloidal Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for the REclamation of Toxic Metal Contaminated GROUNDwater aquifers, drinking water wells, and river bank filtrations (2015-2018, EU H2020) aimed at the application and up-scaling to market of a remediation technology based on the use of nanomaterials.
NANOREM– NANOtechnology for contaminated land REMetiation – is a research project funded by the EU (2013-2017;EU FP7 G.A. 309517) focused on the development of a remediation technology involving the injection of iron-based nanoparticles in the subsoil. The research unit of Politecnico di Torino worked on modelling nanoparticle transport in porous media. In Nanorem the modelling tools MNMs (1D domains) and MNM3D (3D domains) for the simulation of colloid transport in porous media were developed.
AQUAREHAB was an EU FP7 research project for the development of innovative technologies for the remediation of soil, aquifers and surface water contaminated by chlorinated solvents, hydrocarbons, nitrates etc. It started on May 2009 and was concluded on December 2013. Our research group was one of the academic partners.