project . 2020 - 2025 . On going

PRD-Trigger

Precipitation triggered rock dynamics: the missing mesoscopic link
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 850853 Call for proposal: ERC-2019-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,491,330 EURFunder Contribution: 1,491,330 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2020
    End Date
    31 Jan 2025
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Description
Climate change leads to increasing weathering cycles on landscapes and the built environment. Promotion of alternative energy sources such as geothermal energy intensifies cyclic perturbations of the underground environment. Both lead to precipitation-dissolution cycles of salts, natural constituents of brines present inside porous rock. When precipitation occurs inside the pores, stresses build up which eventually crack the material. This might be a positive outcome, e.g., increasing the production rate of a geothermal reservoir, or on the contrary, be the cause of severe deterioration of natural building stones and coastal erosion. What is the actual trigger f...
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Description
Climate change leads to increasing weathering cycles on landscapes and the built environment. Promotion of alternative energy sources such as geothermal energy intensifies cyclic perturbations of the underground environment. Both lead to precipitation-dissolution cycles of salts, natural constituents of brines present inside porous rock. When precipitation occurs inside the pores, stresses build up which eventually crack the material. This might be a positive outcome, e.g., increasing the production rate of a geothermal reservoir, or on the contrary, be the cause of severe deterioration of natural building stones and coastal erosion. What is the actual trigger f...
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