ELTE PhD student Ábel Markó presented two conference papers at the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1. The papers introduce reinjection problems related to geothermal utilization and present specific methods to understand and prevent them. First paper (entitled „Analysis of Geothermal Reinjection Problems with Hydrogeochemical Modelling”) discusses the problem of mineral precipitation during geothermal operation and reinjection, while the second one („Geothermal Reinjection Problems from a Basin-scale Hydrogeological Perspective”) examine the potential effect of overpressure on the reinjection of thermal waters.
World Geothermal Congress is the world’s largest geothermal exhibition. WGC2020+1 is organized in a hybrid format with online presentation between March-July 2021 with over 2000 papers presented and discussed interacting with the audience, as well as with on-site appearance in October 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The virtual events cover among others the topics of geothermal exploration and utilisation, geosciences, technology, environmental impact, business development and licensing. The highlight event in Reykjavik will feature short courses, afternoon and evening field trips to geothermal installations and attractions around the capital. It will focus on our industry, its leaders, and the business environment of geothermal today.