In Situ Thermal Remediation Modeling: The Basis of Design
For thermal projects, it all starts with the subsurface design. A numerical water and energy balance code can provide operational parameters such as energy input and extraction rates, operations duration and estimated utility usage that serve as the foundation upon which the rest of the in situ thermal remediation (ISTR) design is built. The numerical model simulates the addition, removal and loss of energy using a multi-layered box model approach that is driven by the conceptual site model (CSM) provided by the project consultant.
Technical Specialist, Amber Bonarrigo explores how to convert a CSM to input parameters for the numerical modeling effort, the mechanics and theory behind the numerical model and the key model outputs that fuel the overall ISTR design.