Calculation Tool for Transported Geothermal Energy Using Two-Step Absorption Process
This spreadsheet allows the user to calculate parameters relevant to techno-economic performance of a two-step absorption process to transport low temperature geothermal heat some distance (1-20 miles) for use in building air conditioning. The parameters included are (1) energy density of aqueous LiBr and LiCl solutions, (2) transportation cost of trucking solution, and (3) equipment cost for the required chillers and cooling towers in the two-step absorption approach.
More information is available in the included public report:
"A Technical and Economic Analysis of an Innovative Two-Step Absorption System for Utilizing Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources to Condition Commercial Buildings"
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP 188.8.131.52
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
Last Updated: over a year ago
Submitted Feb 25, 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory