HydroThermikum – Research and – Teaching Laboratory

High-Tech analytic and an interdisciplinary laboratory concept lead to a broad spectrum of investigation and analyses options (for details see links below):

Field tests

Apart from investigations on a pilot-plant scale the Department of Geothermal Science and Technology operates two test fields, in which in-situ-tests of the interaction between the underground and open or closed geothermal systems as well as buried electric cables under variable conditions are carried out.

For research and for cooperation with industrial customers the equipment for the following field tests is available:

  • Geothermal response test (GRT)
  • Enhanced geothermal response test (EGRT)
  • Temperature and depth logging
  • On-site measurements of hydrochemical and thermophysical properties
  • Examination and quality control of drilling fluids and grouts