Low Temperature Geothermal Resource Assessment for Desalination in United States


This data is a compilation of well observations from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Association of American State Geologists (AASG), location of identified low temperature geothermal systems from United States Geological Survey (USGS), and low temperature geothermal wells and springs from Oregon Institute of Technology Geo-Heat Center (OIT-GHC). The data is linked to NREL`s Geothermal Prospector online tool and shape files can be downloaded from the provided links. This study is also published at GRC Annual meeting on October 25th, 2016.

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DOE Project Name: Membrane Distillation for Desalination of Impaired Water using Geothermel Energy
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP
DOE Project Lead: Holly Thomas
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from September, 2016
Submitted Nov 10, 2016


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Sertac Akar
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Craig Turchi
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


geothermal, Low Temperature, Desalination, Borehole, Direct-Use, Membrane Distillation, Resource Assessment, low temp, fresh water availability, thermal energy desalination, economics, lcoh, levelized cost of heat


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